Energy-saving offers for residents of Wai’anae

Join the thousands of Hawaii residents saving energy and money by making small changes in their homes with our help.

Now for a limited time, energy-saving offers are open exclusively to Wai’anae residents within the 96792 zip code. Hawaii Energy is proud to partner with Makaha Learning Center.

Contact Info

Makaha Learning Center

About Makaha Learning Center
Community Partner
Appliance Trade-Up questions:
Contact form
(808) 913-2399

Hawaii Energy

Program Sponsor
All other questions:
(808) 537-5577

Solutions on how to Save Energy & Money!

Appliance Trade Up

Energy Smart 4 Homes


Appliance Trade-Up Program

Your old fridge or freezer could be using twice the energy of a new, ENERGY STAR® model. Right now, you can exchange your old, working refrigerator and/or freezer for a new energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® refrigerator and/or freezer for $250 each.

Click on the links below to view the available appliances specifications:

21.9 cubic foot refrigerator

17.5 cubic foot refrigerator

17.3 upright freezer

How to participate (click here)

  • Step 1: You must have an old, working 14+ cubic foot refrigerator and/or freezer to trade in and be located within the 96792 zip code.
  • Step 2: Choose the refrigerator and/or freezer to purchase and fill out the application
    that’s available either by:
    1. Calling Makaha Learning Center at 808-913-2399.
    2. Picking up an application at the Makaha Learning Center.
    3. Or download/print it online, click here.
  • Step 3: Submit your application and payment by 3/18/24 in one of the following ways:
    1. Mail by 3/18/24 with cashierʻs check/money order payable to: Makaha Learning Center, P.O. Box 922, Waiʻanae, HI 96792.
    2. In-person at Makaha Learning Center: Wednesday to Friday (9am – 1pm), Mon/Tues by appointment at 84-1170 Farrington Hwy. Bldg C2, Waiʻanae, HI 96792.
    3. Via Venmo or Paypal.
  • Step 4: We’ll contact you when your appliance is on island to schedule delivery (please allow 6-12 weeks).

Energy Smart 4 Homes

Energy Smart 4 Homes (ES4H) is a FREE service for residents in Wai’anae that provides trained professionals to install energy-efficient products directly in your home. Products you’ll receive are valued at over $150 and can reduce the electricity costs for each household by up to $340 per year. That’s a total value of over $490! And while we’re there, we’ll complete a free home energy assessment to provide you with more energy-saving opportunities.

The installed free items will include the following:

  1. Energy-efficient LED light bulbs
  2. High pressure, high-efficiency showerheads and faucet aerators
  3. Advanced power strips

Questions? Contact Justin Bizer at 808-848-8534 or

Energy UNPLUGGED – Community Workshop

Designed for residents of all ages and backgrounds, bring the ‘ohana to this fun, local style workshop that “flips the switch” on common energy myths. As a community that understands the effects of climate change intimately, learn its connection to energy and why using less energy is important. Find out about no-cost tips to save energy and the many rebates currently available to help with appliance, water heating, and home cooling upgrades.

For more no-cost ways to save energy, visit our “Tips to save energy page”, click here.