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CENTER FOR SMART BUILDING & COMMUNITY DESIGN

PROJECTS

Data Acquisition Software for Remote Monitoring

Many of our research projects have involve deploying sensors in buildings to measure temperature, humidity, light, and power use. Some of these sensors have been deployed for years and we need reliable, customized software to automatically acquire sensor data and ...

Energy Monitoring and Simulation Aims to Save Money for Residents

Energy Monitoring and Simulation Aims to Save Money for Residents Relevance: Reducing energy use in buildings is vital to achieve Hawaiʻi’s 100 percent clean energy goal by 2045 and mitigate climate change. Response: Monitoring and simulation of energy use in ...

Energy Performance Recommendations Inform Plans and Incentives for Multi-family Housing Associated with Rail Development

Energy Performance Recommendations Inform Plans and Incentives for Multi-family Housing Associated with Rail Development Assistant professor Wendy Meguro and consultant WSP, an engineering firm, identified energy targets and effective energy efficiency measures in multi-family buildings and estimated the effects of ...

Envisioning In Situ Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies for a Densely Developed Coastal Community, Waikiki

 Research Projects 2020-2022 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Wendy Meguro Co-INVESTIGATORS: Charles Fletcher Graduate Fellows: Josephine Briones, Ireland Castillo This proposal addresses the problem of adaptation of a coastal urban area to flooding as sea level rises in Waikīkī, with globally replicable methods. Waikīkī, ...

Flood Hazard and Sea Level Rise Mitigation Standards Incorporated into Updated Waikiki Guidelines

Flood Hazard and Sea Level Rise Mitigation Standards Incorporated into Updated Waikiki Guidelines Relevance: The urgent regional need to address sea level rise is evident in The Hawai'i Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Resport's predicted predicted $19 billion in ...

Net Zero Energy Classrooms: A Living Laboratory

The FROG Classrooms on the UH Manoa College of Education Campus Serve as a Living Laboratory for Sustainable Design Research Energy research at the UH College of Education net-zero energy classrooms is part of an 8-year collaboration between The University ...

Rainwater Catchment Project

What is Rainwater Catchment? Rainwater catchment is the capture of rainwater, most commonly in barrels or tanks, for household, landscape or commercial use. With proper design, maintenance and water treatment, a rainwater catchment system can provide water that is free ...

Workforce Development

Hawaiʻi Sea Grant and School of Architecture Workforce Development in Sustainability Results in Job Placement for College Students Relevance: A knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce trained to excel in sustainability-related fields is required to meet Hawaiʻi’s goal of 100 percent ...
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CONTACT

Center for Smart Building & Community Design
2525 Correa Road, HIG 205
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-2861

Director
Wendy Meguro
meguro@hawaii.edu

Project and Partnership Coordinator
Eileen Peppard
epeppard@hawaii.edu

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