Commercial, Energy Efficiency - March 26, 2019
Hawaiian Airlines pilots clean energy project
Hawaiian Airlines is launching a two-month energy efficiency pilot program at its Airport Center building in Honolulu. The program includes the collection and analysis of data to model energy scenarios and optimize existing equipment to arrive at the most financially beneficial and eco-friendly solutions for the building.
Using Carbon Lighthouse’s “Efficiency Production” process, the company will deploy dozens of sensors throughout Airport Center to collect thousands of original thermodynamic data points — from air and water temperature and flow rates in HVAC to lighting and occupancy. This data will be supplemented with utility, weather and other available data to model thousands of energy scenarios.
"As Hawaii's airline, we are headquartered in one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and so we are mindful of the impact that both our flying and ground operations have on the environment,'' said Mark Berg, managing director of corporate real estate for Hawaiian Airlines. "We are always looking for ways to minimize our carbon footprint, and we anticipate the Carbon Lighthouse pilot will provide us with an opportunity to contribute even further to a more sustainable Hawai'i."
Since purchasing the Airport Center out of an auction in 2016, Hawaiian has worked to better the building through several improvement projects. A third-party firm manages the 14-story, multi-tenant office building and leases most of its 111,109 square footage to tenants, while Hawaiian uses a portion for office and meeting space. In addition to reducing carbon emissions, Efficiency Production is expected to increase the overall value of Airport Center by improving the asset's net operating income
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