Green Makeover of Hawaii YMCA Gains More Support
5/9/2012 Filed under Press Releases
An effort aimed at retrofitting the Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA in Honolulu with energy-efficient technologies is gaining even more support.
Hawaii Energy, the conservation and efficiency program for the state of Hawaii, has joined forces with renewable energy companies Sopogy Inc. and Pono Solutions, along with Punahou School students, to help make the YMCA more energy efficient through a project dubbed the RE Project: The Extreme Green Makeover.
They are working to secure eight key items, such as two Energy Star-qualified refrigerators and one energy-efficient freezer, an energy-efficient gas stove, energy-efficient power strips, energy monitoring devices to show real-time consumption, low-flow toilets, energy-efficient lighting, a solar pool water heater and a pool cover.
Hawaii Energy has offered a “shortcut” to help achieve this goal of retrofitting the YMCA.
As part of its collaboration on the project, it has agreed to provide the students with one item for the YMCA for every 1,000 Facebook likes the program receives from now until the end of the school year.
The goal the students have set is 10,000 Facebook likes for Hawaii Energy.
The students hope to begin the energy efficiency makeover of the YMCA before the last day of school on May 31.
Click here for Hawaii Energy's Facebook page.
Source: Pacific Business News