Our Green Future
Preparing for our Islands’ futures means rethinking the state of our energy usage. With incentives from Hawaii Energy’s Energy Smart 4 Homes Program, property owners can take a much-needed step toward saving the planet—while also saving serious bucks.
Power to the people of Hawaii? At Hawaii Energy we’re all about it and so is our Energy Smart 4 Homes (ES4H) program. Planning for our state’s future impacts everyone, but the work done through ES4H especially impacts key members of our Island ohana. This community, which includes seniors, families, and non-profit organizations, often gets overlooked. Without the financial means to gain access to these technologies, attention to energy efficiency is often neglected, so ES4H seeks to close this gap.
Leaving these communities in the dark is not an option. The Energy Smart 4 Homes Program is here to lead the way to sustainability, and to better lives for everyone.
So far, the future’s looking bright: Since the program’s inception in 2015, ES4H has successfully retrofitted over 14,000 multifamily residential units on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, with a vast majority of those units serviced focusing on demographics with critical needs. With reports like one from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which shows that on average, low-income households pay more than triple the amount of their household income on utilities than higher income households pay, ES4H upgrades are a huge relief for already-struggling families.
Total, we’re talking a reduction in yearly electricity costs per unit that can go up to $160, plus tech valued at over $150—all for a twenty-minute installation that’s costing you nada.
How does it work? Hawaii Energy sends in trained professionals to install the goods, from energy-saving lighting, to smart power strips, to high-pressure faucets that cut down on water usage, all at no cost to owners or tenants. Short term, you’re looking at a reduction in electric water heating of up to 30 percent; lighting options that beat your go-to incandescents’ efficiency by 78–87 percent; and solutions for cutting down on those phantom electrical loads that are secretly zapping your power supply. In total, we’re talking about a reduction in yearly electricity costs per unit that can go up to $160, plus tech valued at over $150—all for a twenty-minute installation that’s costing you nada.
Ready to put some energy savings into the future of Hawaii? Go to hawaiienergy.com/ES4H for more information and to find out if your property is eligible for the program. Psst: While you’re there, check out the other ways Hawaii Energy is making it worth your while to think clean with your energy, including tips on how to save on bills, cash rebates, and other incentives.