Hawaii ranked in top 10 of green buildings

Published On: Feb 19 2014 08:00:00 AM HST
HONOLULU -

The state of Hawaii is among the top ten in the nation for Green Buildings.

Senator Brian Schatz says Hawaii came in as the 9th state for healthy, high performing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

“There is a deep connection both culturally and spiritually to the preservation and stewardship of our beautiful state, and LEED has played a fundamental role in helping guide a more responsible and higher performing built environment throughout the islands," said Schatz.

Hawaii certified 17 LEED projects in 2013. Among the top buildings are Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa in Kapolei, Hickam Air Force Base F-22 low observable composite repair facility, Maui Community College Science Building in Kahului, and Punahou School Omidyar K-1 Neighborhood in Honolulu.

“Making our buildings energy efficient helps preserve our environment, and save money. LEED building creates good clean energy jobs and helps to make Hawaii more sustainable and self-sufficient,” Senator Schatz added. “This recognition highlights Hawaii’s strong commitment to conservation and energy efficiency.”

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