Hawaii Gateway Energy Center Achieves LEED Platinum
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