Sustainability

Model with a shoreline and buildings

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

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Wendy Meguro Co-INVESTIGATORS: Charles Fletcher Graduate Fellows: Josephine Briones, Ireland Castillo Sea Grant Partners: Eileen Peppard, Dolan Eversole Relevance: Waikīkī, the economic hub of Hawai‘i’s tourism, is located at low elevation, adjacent to the ocean. It is threatened ...
Cover of Ka Pili Kai Hooilo 2021, blue photo taken underwater of rain falling on ocean's surface.

Ka Pili Kai Ho‘oilo 2021

Click on the cover image to view the full issue. Science is Art Art is Science Mai ka moana ākea, nā ʻāina ā puni, ka lewa lani ā ka lewa lipo, ua mālamalama ke ao kānaka i ka wili pū ...
UH Faculty at Kūlana Noiʻi training

Updated guidance on best practices for community-embedded research in Hawaiʻi

Updated guidance on best practices for community-embedded research in Hawaiʻi   November 1, 2021 A groundbreaking publication that seeks to build more just and generative relationships between researchers and community members was recently updated to better reflect the nuances and ...
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 ...
Nonprofit shares in $50K grant to reduce marine debris, protect sea turtles, seabirds, and monk seals

Nonprofit shares in $50K grant to reduce marine debris, protect sea turtles, seabirds, and monk seals

Nonprofit shares in $50K grant to reduce marine debris, protect sea turtles, seabirds, and monk seals August 25, 2021 Hawai‘i Sea Grant and Hawai‘i Marine Animal Response (HMAR), the largest Hawai-based marine species response and conservation nonprofit organization, have received ...
Three architecture students studying graphs of energy performance

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 ...
Ryan Ringuette

Hawai‘i Sea Grant honors life and legacy of Peter J. Rappa through summer graduate fellowship

Hawai‘i Sea Grant honors life and legacy of Peter J. Rappa through summer graduate fellowship August 6, 2021 Today we will be honoring the life and legacy of Peter J. Rappa, a long-time University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program ...
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 ...
From Loss to Recovery to Resilience

From Loss to Recovery to Resilience

by Lurline Wailana McGregorIn 2018, Hurricane Walaka circumvented the Hawaiian Islands before circling back to pass directly over Kānemilohaʻi, also known as the French Frigate Shoals, an atoll 550 miles northwest of Honolulu. It washed away East Island, an 11-acre ...