Air condition is the most significant component found on the average electricity bill in Hawaii and cooling system costs have accounted for 34% of total electricity use for Hawaii office buildings. To reduce Hawaii’s consumption of energy, the State and Federal governments have set higher standards for energy efficiency.
The $250 million Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning project which aims to cool Downtown Honolulu will have plenty of benefits for the environment and the community. They found the solution to reduce Hawaii’s dependency on foreign fossil fuels by using natural resources. The project plans to cool down Down town Honolulu buildings by pumping deep ocean water through a pipeline more than four miles offshore to a cooling station in Kakaako.
Some businesses already have signed an agreement with Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning. (The Queen’s Medical Center, Hawaii’s largest private hospital and other businesses such as the Prince Kuhio Federal Building, Remington College, First Hawaiian Center, Hawaiian Electric Co., One Waterfront Towers, Finance Factors and The Alakea Corporate Tower.)