HONOLULU — A&B Properties Inc. (ABP), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin Inc., has partnered with Carbon Lighthouse, an energy services company, to implement a two-month pilot to identify energy efficiency initiatives for its commercial assets in Hawaii. The program was launched at two properties on Oahu — Pearl Highlands Center and Kaka`ako Commerce Center — and the Kahului Office Building on Maui. These properties were identified as having the highest energy demands within ABP’s Hawaii commercial portfolio.
“Energy efficiency is a priority for A&B,” said Kit Millan, ABP vice president, asset management. “The program is a winning proposition: if successful, not only will we realize operational and financial efficiencies that will be shared with tenants, but we will contribute to broader sustainability efforts, which is of benefit to the environment and the community.”
Using its proprietary energy optimization technology, CLUES™, Carbon Lighthouse engineers will deploy hundreds of sensors throughout the three properties to collect new data related to airflow, water, lighting, and air conditioning usage, and will also identify on-site renewable energy opportunities. Using these metrics, Carbon Lighthouse will model hundreds of energy scenarios to arrive at a proposal to make most efficient use of energy at the properties. Based on the success of the trial, ABP expects to expand the program to its other commercial properties.
“We’re excited to be working with A&B Properties to find ways to reduce energy usage at their properties,” said Brenden Millstein, CEO. “Our engineers will apply CLUES, our proprietary energy optimization technology, to run a data-driven process to pinpoint the highest impact energy solution for A&B Properties and its stakeholders.”
For more information, visit www.carbonlighthouse.com.
Publication date: 8/15/2016