University of Hawaii at Manoa


Challenge Commitment
5Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
50%Reduction in Energy Intensity

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is the central and flagship campus of the University of Hawaii system. The Manoa campus is a teaching and research institution which educates approximately 20,000 students and has a 304 acre urban campus comprised of over 5 million square feet of occupied space. The campus participates in the DOE’s Commercial Building Partners Program, and is interested in creating new building design and performance standards for all new and remodeled buildings.

As a partner in the Better Buildings Challenge, The University of Hawaii at Manoa has committed to an overall campus energy reduction of 30% by 2012 and 50% by 2015 against a 2004 Energy Benchmarking Study. The campus will showcase work being done to renovate Kuykendall Hall, an 80,000 square foot building that the campus hopes to be climatically interactive and the first zero energy retrofit in Hawaii.