The Foundation Achieves LEED Platinum Certification
Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation is proud to announce that following the recent renovation of our office facilities at 701 Bishop Street in Honolulu, we pursued and received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification by the United States Greenbuilding Council (USGBC). LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
The Foundation achieved LEED Platinum certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings help save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contributes to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.
The Foundation made a commitment that the renovation of its long term offices would be as “green” as possible, and started with hiring an architect who shared this commitment – Hawai‘i Architecture LLP. The project team made considerable efforts to ensure that the project was done with sustainability at the forefront, from coordinating deconstruction of the pre-existing office space and the selection of energy efficient fixtures, to the handcrafted reception murals made by the youth of Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike – a nonprofit organization in Hāna, Maui. In addition to the aforementioned sustainability efforts, Hawai‘i Architecture LLP designed the commercial space to reflect the historic character of the existing space within the Dillingham Transportation Building.
Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation would like to thank the entire project team for their efforts in assisting us in the renovation of our home! For more information on the project team, please refer to page six of the presentation.
The following presentation was developed by Hawai‘i Architecture LLP to help provide an overview of the project and additional information regarding the pursuit of LEED certification: LEED Presentation by Hawaiʻi Architecture LLP.