Studying the Options
Energy study audits county facilities.
County of Maui News Release
Mitchell Pauole Center is one of 12 Maui County facilities to be included in an energy study. The study will recommend building retrofits, identify energy saving measures, and propose sizing of renewable energy generation systems.
Through the U.S. Department of Energy, funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), also known as stimulus funds, will be used for a 90-day contract to conduct an investment-grade energy audit on County facilities. The $50,000 contract was awarded to Honolulu-based Energy Industries, LLC.
Other facilities to be audited include the Wailuku, Paia, Lahaina, Makawao, Kihei, Kahului, Napili, Kula and Wailea fire stations, and Kaunoa and West Maui senior centers.
“The results of the energy audit will take us one step closer to achieving significant cost savings when the recommendations are applied to our many County buildings,” said Mayor Charmaine Tavares.