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quote from MRC Greenwood

April 2011

Budget update

The legislative session is in the home stretch. They have now moved into conference committee meetings. We will gain a better idea of how the budget will shape up over the next two weeks as the session is scheduled to come to a close on May 5. We are anticipating and preparing for a reduction and the impact that reduction will have on the university.

I’d like to commend our faculty, staff and administrators who are dealing with the harsh realities of this budget situation every day. They continue to do all they can to make sure our students’ needs are met despite these challenges, and it will take everyone working together to move the university forward.

As I’ve said before, we welcome any and all support from the UH community and everyone who believes that higher education is a critical investment in our future to help us survive these very difficult times.

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UH Community Colleges News

workers installing photovoltaic system on roof

Community colleges implement energy savings programs

The University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges on O‘ahu have begun implementing multiple conservation measures and energy efficiency solutions through a performance-based contract with Johnson Controls. This contract will also integrate a parallel initiative to develop customized curriculum at the community colleges in five sustainable curriculum modules, such as solar thermal, photovoltaic, wind energy, energy efficiency with auditing and sustainability, to train a new generation of employees skilled in green technology.

The community colleges are expecting a guaranteed savings of more than 6 million kilowatt hours per year, representing a reduction of approximately 23 percent of the O‘ahu community colleges’ current usage.

The colleges are also finalizing a performance-based contract with Johnson Controls for Maui College and a performance-based contract with Chevron Energy Solutions for Kaua‘i Community College to improve energy efficiency on those campuses.

In addition, power purchase agreements are being finalized for renewable energy for community colleges on O‘ahu, Maui and Kaua‘i. These power purchase agreements will reduce the cost per kilowatt hour generated by renewable sources at the community college campuses.

Read the news release.