person walking up the stairs in parking structure

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa lower campus parking structure is a little brighter with the installation of 30 new energy efficient LED lights next to each stairwell and elevator.

Commuter Services estimates the new fixtures will reduce energy costs by nearly 60 percent compared to the old lights. Additionally, these new LED bulbs have battery backups allowing for short-term emergency lighting in case of power outages.

“We are excited about the installation of new LED lights, which are more efficient and use less energy,” said Cate Matsushima, Commuter and Fleet Services manager. “One of our goals is to make the parking structure more welcoming and sustainable for our UH community.”

This is one of the high-impact, low-cost projects that Commuter Services is implementing at the parking structure. Other projects include the Gecko Deco service project with eye-catching signage giving campus visitors prominent and fun places to put their trash.