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Potential Benefits, Impacts, and Public Opinion of Seawater Air Conditioning in Waikiki

This report provides a summary of an investigation by the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program into the viability and effectiveness of installing a seawater air conditioning district cooling system in Waikīkī. Seawater air conditioning (SWAC) harnesses the cooling properties of cold seawater to provide cool air for air conditioning purposes. In doing so, SWAC reduces the amount of electricity needed for air conditioning.

SWAC Waikiki
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Publication Date
March 2013