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State buildings get energy conservation improvements

HONOLULU (KHNL) - State buildings on Oahu will get more than a million dollar energy conservation upgrades.

Governor Linda Lingle has released $1,854,000 in design and construction funds to improve the energy efficiency of the buildings.

Project work includes the installation of new or upgraded energy-efficient products, materials, systems and equipment.

Lingle says it's important for the state to lead by example in making public buildings more energy and cost efficient.

Projects include:

State Capitol - Honolulu, O‘ahu
$64,000 in design funds will be used to install light sensor switches throughout the building to turn off or lower lighting in areas not being occupied. In addition, Governor Lingle released $1,362,000 for construction to install protective tinting on windows to reduce the heat gain and load on the air-conditioning system.

Kalanimoku Building - Honolulu, O‘ahu
Governor Lingle has allotted an additional $350,000 for design to replace the air-conditioning system's air-handler units, ducts, controls and basement exhaust fans, which are old, deteriorating and not working properly. The Kalanimoku Building is located at 1151 Punchbowl Street.

Kakuhihewa Building (also known at the Kapolei State Building) - Kapolei, O‘ahu
$48,000 will cover design to install light sensor switches throughout the building to turn off or lower lighting in areas not being occupied.

Hale Auhau Building - Honolulu, O‘ahu
An additional $30,000 will cover design to replace the air-conditioning system's air-handler units, ducts and controls. Located at 425 Queen Street, the Hale Auhau Building houses the Department of the Attorney General. 

Construction on all projects is scheduled to be completed by December 2010.

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