Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded energy conservation and efficiency program for Hawaii, Honolulu and Maui counties, presented a $16,978.44 incentive check to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH) for enhancing its interior and exterior lights with energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs).
A total of 980 LEDs were installed to replace old fluorescent and high intensity discharge (HID) lamps in three of BGCH’s Oahu clubhouses: Ewa Beach, Spalding and Waianae. The new lighting is throughout each clubhouse including classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, gymnasium and exterior lighting.
The Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii invested a total of approximately $64,232 towards the retrofit project, which factors in the Hawaii Energy incentive that covered about 20% of the cost. The new lighting from all three clubhouses is estimated to save an average of 85,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) annually or about $14,000 off a typical electric bill. The retrofit will reduce their energy use and the amount of resources it takes to run their clubhouses. In addition, the annual savings are anticipated to free up more funds to support the BGCH’s programs and services.