Implementing energy efficiency measures and using energy efficient technologies, schools can easily reduce their energy bills by 10-30% on average. Also, with simple changes in behavior, a reduction in the school’s energy usage can be achieved quickly and easily.

If you’re looking to improve the student performance, increase learning and comfort, energy efficiency is a great start. Energy-efficient upgrades can decrease energy without negative impacts to student learning.

Example: Replacing a fluorescent lights with a LED’s, a facility can reduce its energy consumption by 30%.

Lowering your energy bill equals more money to pay for upgrades that can enhance health and quality of learning.

For Questions

Contact our energy advisors:

Dan Mestas
Honolulu County
(808) 848-8542

Walter Enomoto
Maui County
(808) 298-4269

Graceson Ghen
Hawaii County
(808) 895-6713

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On average, K-12 schools spend more on energy bills than on computers and textbooks combined

According to the U.S. Department of Energy


The Hawaii Energy program has been working with the Department of Education since the inception of the program. We have processed over 200 rebate payments totaling over $1.9 M in incentives

  • kWh savings: 11,229,045
  • kW savings: 1,797

Energy Champions

  • Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Kitchen Exhaust Hood ventilation
    Rebate: $14,281.72
    Annual Energy savings: 94051.29 kWh
    Annual Bill Savings: $14,687.71
  • Trump International Hotel Waikiki EV Charging Station
    Rebate: $6,500
  • The Outrigger Waikiki High Efficiency Chillers
    Rebate: $83,000
    Annual Energy savings: 672,000.00 kWh
    Annual Bill Savings: $127,680

Top ways for hotels to save energy:

  • ENERGY STAR® Chillers
  • LED lighting
  • AC Thermostat and lighting controls
  • For gift shops, restaurants, other areas in which air conditioning is used: shut the door to prevent all that cool air from going straight outside.