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October 4, 2017

All Four County Mayors Help Kick-off Energy Efficiency Day

Mayors set tone for Energy Action Month by showing their strong support for energy savings

OʻAHU, HAWAIʻI— Hawaiʻi once again puts its national leadership in energy efficiency on display as all four mayors proclaim October 5, 2017 as “Energy Efficiency Day” in their respective counties. Hawaiʻi Energy applauds Hawaiʻi Island Mayor Harry Kim, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho and Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa for their strong support of the state’s energy efficiency goals by putting this key issue on the forefront of our communities’ energy discussions.

Mayor of Kauai: Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
City & County of Honolulu Mayor: Kirk Caldwell
Mayor of Hawaii County: Harry Kim
Mayor of Maui: Alan Arakawa

Energy Efficiency Day is a national initiative to increase awareness about the critical importance of energy efficiency and conservation. This nationwide campaign inspires us to be effective stewards of our planet, while saving money and fostering clean energy job growth. Energy advocates from around the country are set to participate in Energy Efficiency Day to shed light on this important subject. Participating in the initiative, Hawaiʻi Energy has organized programs throughout the month that will keep the discussion flowing about clean and renewable energy.

“Energy Efficiency Day once again serves as a touchstone for communities across the country by encouraging everyone to do what they can – big and small – to save energy and money in their daily lives. Hawai‘i has yet again taken a strong leadership role being the only state having each of its counties proclaim October 5 as Energy Efficiency Day . Mahalo to all of our mayors for their firm belief in the important role energy savings plays if our state is to reach its 100% clean energy goal,” said Brian Kealoha, Hawaiʻi Energy Executive Director. “Hawaiʻi Energy can make your home and wallet a little greener. For families, we offer incentives for items such as for LED light bulbs, solar water heaters, and ENERGY STAR®-certified appliances, to name a few. We can boost the bottom line for businesses as well. We urge everyone to take advantage of these opportunities to save money by saving energy.”

Energy saving initiatives will run strong through October, which is designated as Energy Action Month. Established in 2012, the spotlight shines on energy and the role it plays on an individual, communal and global scale. As declared in 2015 by Hawaiʻi Governor, David Ige, the state looks to continue on the path toward reaching its 100% clean energy goal by 2045.

Here are some of the exciting events happening for Energy Action Month:

  • Hawaiian Electric Company's Clean Energy Fair @ Kahala Mall
    October 7 – 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Build + Buy Green Conference @ Stevenson Middle School
    October 13 – 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Certified Energy Manager® training @ Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
    October 16-20
  • Energy Efficiency Celebration @ Tamarind Park
    October 18 – 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Professional Sales Training for HVAC @ Cosco Hawaii
    October 21 – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    To sign up, contact Mike Hedge at 808-479-3197 or

 

About Hawai‘i Energy

Hawai‘i Energy helps educate island families and businesses about the many, lasting benefits of energy efficiency and conservation. Hawai‘i Energy encourages and rewards smart energy choices which will allow our state to reach 100 percent clean energy faster and cheaper. To date, Hawai‘i Energy has collectively saved the people of Hawai‘i more than a billion dollars off their energy bills.


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