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Graduate student wins international sustainability award

robert_brewer_u_hawaii_manoaRobert Brewer (PhD, Computer Science, 2013) has won the 2013 Graduate Student Research on Campus Sustainability Award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).  He accepted the award on October 6, 2013, at AASHE’s annual conference … Read the rest

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Kuykendall Hall renovation has net-zero energy goal

The University of Hawai’i Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design worked with the UH Administration and the Department of Energy to establish a new approach to net-zero energy building design for the campus. The renovation of Kuykendall … Read the rest

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ASUH and GSO pass resolutions supporting sustainability

The following resolution was adopted by ASUH during Spring, 2012.  The same resolution was also adopted by GSO.  Sam King was a principal author of this resolution.

ASUH Resolution Supporting Sustainability:

WHEREAS, In the prior FY2011 UHM electrical costs were … Read the rest

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UHM Strategic Energy Plan 2012

The strategic energy plan identifies over $66M in potential energy efficiency and renewable generation projects, energy savings of over $37M per year.

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UH Manoa receives a “B” for sustainability

The College Sustainability Report Card for 2011 has awarded UH Manoa a grade of “B”.   The College Sustainability Report Card is the only independent evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability activities at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. In … Read the rest

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Chancellor Hinshaw announces cluster hire in Sustainability

The cluster that will be funded this coming year is “Integrating Marine Science, Economics, Engineering, Design and Policy for Sustainable Coastal Communities”. The lead unit is SOEST, in collaboration with Engineering, Social Sciences and Architecture. The proposal authors are: Gordon … Read the rest

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About the Center for Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability

The Center for Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability  includes faculty and students from the College of Engineering and eight other schools and colleges to work on cutting edge research and education problems in renewable energy and island sustainability. Current funding … Read the rest

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About the Manoa Sustainability Council

The Manoa Sustainability Council, formerly known as the Manoa Sustainability Corps, is an organization composed of students, faculty, and staff concerned with sustainability issues that is charged with providing advice and council to the Chancellor regarding sustainability issues on the … Read the rest

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About the Kukui Cup

The Kukui Cup Project explores novel ways to utilize concepts from information technology, community-based social marketing, serious games, and educational pedagogy to support sustained change in sustainability-related behaviors.… Read the rest

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UHM Energy Strategy 2008-2015

The University of Hawaii Energy Strategy 2008-2015 document outlines challenges and responses to UHM’s energy issues.

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About Manoa Green Days

Manoa Green Days is a program to reduce operating costs, to perform in a more environmentally friendly manner, and to practice cooperation within the UH Manoa community. In this program, volunteer building coordinators from more than 20 campus buildings communicate … Read the rest

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Green Building Design and Clean Energy Policy

The Green Building Design and Clean Energy Policy was first offered to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) campus community at the UHM  Chancellor’s Energy Summit on October 24, 2006. At this event Interim Chancellor Denise Eby Konan  announced … Read the rest

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About Sustainable Saunders

The Public Policy Center of the College of Social Sciences sponsors the Sustainable Saunders Initiative as a collaborative effort among faculty and students to make Saunders Hall a model of workplace sustainability. The Initiative was designated by the UH Manoa … Read the rest

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UH Manoa holds sustainability retreat

The UHM Campus Sustainability Retreat was a full day session held at the Wai`loli Tea Room in Mānoa on September 16, 2005. The purpose of the retreat was three fold: to identify work in the various areas of sustainability currently being conducted … Read the rest

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About the Ecology Club

The Ecology Club at UH Manoa is a group of environmentally conscious students and faculty. The Ecology Club includes Environmental Studies students as well as students taking different majors. The club gets involved in service projects, field trips, field experience, and … Read the rest

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UH Manoa helps develop Hawaii 2050 plan

The Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Task Force was created to answer the following questions: What do the people of Hawai‘i want for the future of our islands in the 21st century? What is the community’s will for the future of our … Read the rest

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About Hawaii Energy Policy Forum

The Hawaii Energy Policy Forum is a collaborative forum for sharing ideas & information, recommending & advocating policies & initiatives, and promoting civic action to achieve Hawaii’s preferred energy future.  It has created a 10 point plan to meet Hawaii’s preferred Read the rest

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UH Manoa adopts charter of sustainability

The UH Manoa charter of sustainability, adopted in 2003, involves 9 strategic goals:

  1. Use energy wisely
  2. Practice sustainable water use
  3. Minimize negative impact on the land
  4. Create sustainable buildings
  5. Promote alternative transportation
  6. Minimize material waste
  7. Adopt green purchasing policies
  8. Enhance
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UHM Long Range Development Plan

The 1987 UH Mänoa Campus Long Range Development Plan (LRDP)
was commissioned to provide an organizing vision for the campus and to
guide subsequent development in a manner so as to address and correct
the deficiencies which were apparent after … Read the rest

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About the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute

The Hawaii Natural Energy Institute performs research, conducts testing and evaluation, and manages public-private partnerships across a broad range of renewable and enabling technologies to reduce the State of Hawai‘i’s dependence on fossil fuel.  It is is an organized research unit … Read the rest

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