Energy

Science by the SEA seminar series kicks off on November 4!

Science by the SEA seminar series kicks off on November 4!

The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program is hosting a new virtual seminar series, "Science by the SEA," starting on November 4! Please register using this link and we will send you the Zoom link: https://bit.ly/SciencebytheSEA This seminar series ...
December 2, 2021 Zero Energy Home Design Webinar

December 2, 2021 Zero Energy Home Design Webinar

This free webinar provides guidance on net zero energy design for architects, contractors and others involved in low-rise residential development. Topics: Recent UH research on how Hawai’i homes consume energy Cost effective beyond-code energy efficiency strategies Integrating solar energy for ...
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Energy Targets and Efficiency Measures in Multifamily Subtropical Buildings

The Technology | Architecture + Design journal article by associate professor Wendy Meguro and Elliot Glassman from WSP, "Evaluating Energy Targets and Efficiency Measures in Multifamily Subtropical Buildings through Automated Simulation" (April 2021) is available free online here This study ...
August 6, 2021 Presentation: Rappa Fellowship Integrates School of Architecture, Sea Grant, and Hawaii Natural Energy Institute to Address Transportation Electrification

August 6, 2021 Presentation: Rappa Fellowship Integrates School of Architecture, Sea Grant, and Hawaii Natural Energy Institute to Address Transportation Electrification

During the six-week summer program, Rappa Fellows worked on the following projects to advance sustainability and resilience in the built environment. Fellow: Ryan Ringuette Mentors: Eileen Peppard, Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design and School of ...
Turning Down the Temperature on Urban Heat Islands

Turning Down the Temperature on Urban Heat Islands

by Josh McDanielAugust 31, 2019, tied the record for the hottest temperature ever recorded at the Honolulu airport. On the same day, volunteers and city workers placed sensors on their vehicles and drove through O‘ahu neighborhoods throughout the day. Staff ...
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Q & A with Matthew Gonser

by Cindy Knapman and Kanesa SeraphinMatthew Gonser, former extension faculty with the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program, was recently appointed as the chief resilience officer and executive director of the City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate ...
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Harnessing the Elements by 2045

by Natasha VizcarraHawai‘i Senator Glenn Wakai was in a Zoom meeting in late January when he noted a kink in the islands’ renewable energy plans. The state’s only coal-fired power station was shutting down in September 2022. However, solar power ...
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2018-2019 Build and Buy Green Conferences, USGBC Tour of NOAA Regional Facility

Relevance: Knowledge of sustainable and resilient building practices is needed in Hawaiʻi to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet the State’s 100% clean energy goal, adapt to a changing climate, and recover from natural and man-made disruptions. Response: To educate ...
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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 ...
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2017 Energy Simulation Workshop

4-Day Workshop Overview As part of a workshop series on building simulation and lighting and energy analysis, the first workshop consisted of a three half-day sessions and one full-day session, focused on building-level daylighting simulation and energy analysis. This workshop ...