Stimulus funds go to Energy Audit on 12 Maui facilities

May 14, 2010, 4:47 PM HST · Updated May 14, 4:47 PM
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Twelve county facilities will undergo an energy audit study as part of a contract utilizing federal stimulus funds.

The $50,000 90-day contract was awarded to Honolulu-based Energy Industries, LLC, utilizing funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The Kahului Fire Station is one of 12 County facilities slated for an energy audit awarded to Energy Industries, LLC. Image courtesy: County of Maui

Mayor Charmaine Tavares announced the project today saying, “The results of the energy audit will take us one step closer to achieving significant cost savings when the recommendations are applied to our many County buildings. This is another opportunity that we’re pursuing as we continue to look at ways to reduce expenses.”

The 12 county facilities included in the audit are: the Wailuku, Paia, Lahaina, Makawao, Kihei, Kahului, Napili, Kula and Wailea fire stations; the Kaunoa and West Maui senior centers; and the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

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The study will result in recommendations for building retrofits, identification of energy saving measures, and propose sizing of renewable energy generation systems.

Energy Industries, LLC is based in Honolulu, but has offices on Maui, and in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. The company specializes in reducing the energy expenses of its clients by identifying and implementing energy conservation measures, equipment retrofit programs, or efficient designs reducing electrical demands.

Energy Industries has completed more than 1,000 building energy audits.  Their work includes compiling data logs and creating energy efficiency design for more than 600 commercial and industrial facilities.

The contract is administered by the County’s Office of Economic Development.

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