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Being Green at Home – Tips from Green Building Hawaii

If you are inspired by the environmentally friendly efforts of the Hyatt Regency Maui, here are some ways to implement similar practices at home. Below is a list of 10 things that you can do to be greener at home, along with some great resources to help you get started and become more informed. It can […]

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Helpful Tips, Industry News

Green Building Rating Systems and Traditional Housing in Hawai’i

The movement towards using green building rating systems is a relatively new phenomenon that has many roots in age-old building concepts. Housing for traditional cultures around the globe typically had a fairly low environmental impact, or in today’s terms, was “green”. This “greenness” of houses was born out of necessity rather than choice. Local materials […]

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Energy, Helpful Tips

Why Benchmark Your Building Using Portfolio Manager?

Since 1992 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) has used the voluntary labeling program ENERGY STAR, to measure the efficiency of everything from major appliances, office equipment, lighting, and home electronics, to large scale items like new homes and commercial and industrial buildings and plants.  For the latter, […]

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