November 19, 1996
Whereas, the University of Hawai'i at Manoa is currently HECO's second largest customer with annual electrical utility bills totalling approximately $11 million per year;
Whereas, it is feasible for the University of Hawai'i to save as much as one third of its annual electric use by implementing standard available energy efficient technologies, that do not reduce quality of working conditions;
Whereas, the money spent on wasted electricity should be used for pressing academic needs on the Manoa campus;
Whereas, these improvements will be completed the most quickly, effectively, completely, and at no additional cost to the state by using incentive based performance contracting with a professional energy retrofit company;
Be it resolved, that the Manoa Faculty Senate endorses the proposal to implement energy efficiency improvements to the buildings on the University of Hawai'i/Manoa campus using incentive based performance contracting beginning during the spring of calendar 1997.
Be it resolved, that the savings should be maintained in the Manoa budget rather than reverting to the state general fund.