Ulupono Initiative today released the following statement in response to the announcement of a final agreement between the State of Hawai‘i Department of Accounting and General Services and Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning to air condition eight state facilities in downtown Honolulu with water largely chilled by the ocean:
“Ulupono Initiative applauds the state Department of Accounting and General Services and Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning for agreeing to move forward on one of the largest energy-efficiency projects in Hawai‘i,” said Ulupono’s Managing Partner Murray Clay. “The project promises significant energy savings for the State and is an alternative to using imported fossil fuels to cool downtown Honolulu. This potential is why Ulupono Initiative has invested more than $6 million toward the development of the company’s seawater air conditioning district cooling system. We are proud the project will help move Hawai‘i closer to its goal of more renewable energy use for the state.”
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