Hawaii medical school facility receives LEED certification

Dec. 12, 2008
Water system at University of Hawaii facility will save 25 million gallons a year

The John A. Burns School of Medicine Kakaako complex at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu has received LEED certification as an environmentally responsible and healthful facility. The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) helped develop a Cold Seawater Cooling System at the John A. Burns School of Medicine which saves about 25 million gallons of drinking water and almost $1 million in air conditioning costs every year. The installation of low-flow fixtures and occupant sensors at the school reduce the demand on the municipal water supply by more than 20 percent. The buildings also feature light shelves over windows that reflect sunlight inside and reduce the need for artificial lighting. Cleaning products used in the building are green-certified. The architect is Architects Hawaii Ltd.

To read a news release from the medical school, click here.

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