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The Big Island offers free energy efficiency reviews

August 07, 2012
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HILO, HI — The State Energy Office, a branch of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, will provide commercial businesses assistance in evaluating their facilities for energy and resource efficiency, according to Big Island Now.

To qualify for the program, interested parties must meet strict criteria, including but not limited to a recent Energy Star certification; upgrades to air conditioning, lighting and water heating systems during the past seven years; hotels, hotel guestrooms that were renovated in the past five years; and having all energy sources metered, the story stated.

Following the efficiency review, participants will receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED:EBOM) scorecard indicating their potential to achieve credits toward LEED certification, the story noted.

According to the story, applications must be received no later than August 20 and, because of funding limitations, resources are being allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Property owners and managers interested in applying for the evaluation assistance are encouraged to contact Gail Suzuki-Jones at or (808) 587-3802, the story added.

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