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Ka Pili Kai Summer 2012

Ever since its inception in 2004, the UH Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design, the first of UH Sea Grant’s five centers of excellence, has been a catalyst for positive change and has illuminated the important interconnectivity between the built and natural environment. The dedicated faculty and students have focused on projects that have a profound impact on people, whether they are within the walls of the university or in remote areas throughout the state or nation, to be true to the center’s mission of “encouraging the development of vibrant, economically vital and sustainable coastal communities that have the smallest environmental footprint.” In this issue we will share with you how students are gaining real-world experience through projects that are designed to help homeowner’s be more energy efficient, simulate building design to create more sustainable buildings, and assess available classroom, office, and research space at UH Mänoa while working hand-in-hand with university officials; a groundbreaking new renewable energy project at Coconut Island that will be a model for the rest of the state; an interview with Lieutenant Governor Brian Schatz, and much more.

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Publication Date
July 2012