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:

Rachael Mathers
Honolulu County
(808) 848-8529

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

  • Kaimuki High School
    Lighting Rebate: $44,731
    Annual Energy Savings: 363,940 kWh
    Annual Bill Saving: over $74,000/year
  • Punahou Grades 2-5 Community
    Lighting Rebate: $5,262
    HVAC Rebate: $23,275
    Annual Bill Saving: $16,742

Getting started

Conduct an energy audit. Knowledge is power. Knowing how much energy your school is using and the areas that need the most attention is a great start in your energy saving strategy.