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Hawaii Gateway Energy Center Achieves LEED Platinum

The Hawaii Gateway Energy Center in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, completed in January 2005, earned a Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Photo: Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority
The 3,600 ft2 (334 m2) Hawaii Gateway Energy Center, located at the entrance to the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority in Kailua-Kona, has achieved a LEED® Platinum rating. The building features a 25-kW photovoltaic array designed to produce more energy than the building consumes, and uses a deep-seawater system for passive space cooling, shallow-root condensation irrigation, and condensation collection of nonpotable freshwater for deep-rooted plant irrigation and toilet flushing. The building was designed by Ferraro Choi and Associates, Ltd., with the Rocky Mountain Institute/ENSAR Built Environment Team serving as LEED consultant.

Published February 1, 2006

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