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Five more DOE schools now powered by the sun

 Five more DOE schools now powered by the sun

Hawaii Pacific Solar (HPS) recently completed the installation of photovoltaic systems at five Honolulu schools: Gus Webling Elementary, Washington Middle School, Palolo Elementary, King William Lunalilo Elementary and Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary. Each of these Department of Education schools is estimated to save $600,000 to $700,000 over the 20-year life of the system.

 

“As more and more schools rely on solar energy for power, the energy conservation and cost savings will continue to have a large impact on DOE and State budgets,” said Bob Johnston, president and CEO of HPS. “We have now 16 Oahu schools with PV systems, and 15 Kauai schools are in the process of installation and should be complete this summer.”

 

System of Higher Education Receives Funding to Accelerate Strategic Student Success Planning Project

System of Higher Education Receives Funding to Accelerate Strategic Student Success Planning Project

The University of Hawai’i System of Higher Education has been selected by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to join a nationwide group of 12 higher education systems exploring higher education transformation at a large scale and solving common issues encountered during implementation.  

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation announces new board members

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation announces new board members

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation (REHAB Foundation) has announced two new members, Adelia C. Chung and Kara M. Kitazaki-Chun, to its board of directors for three-year terms.

Chung is co-owner of Spectrum Wealth Management, a Chartered Life underwriter and Chartered Financial consultant. For the past 30 years she has held leadership roles in the financial industry. Chung is the president of the Alana Dung Research Foundation and on the Board of Governors for Chaminade University and was recognized as one of YWCA’s outstanding women leaders.

Island Insurance introduces new Contractors Errors and Omissions Coverage to Hawaii

Island Insurance introduces new Contractors Errors and Omissions Coverage to Hawaii

Island Insurance Company, Ltd., the State’s largest locally-owned Property and Casualty insurance carrier, is the first in Hawaii to offer Contractors Errors and Omissions (E & O) Coverage to its commercial insurance policyholders. 

Contractors E & O Coverage is an optional coverage that protects small contractors from claims of property damage against their work, product, or impaired property caused by unintentional faulty workmanship or materials.  With coverage limits of: $500,000 per claim limit and $1 million aggregate limit, this coverage is especially beneficial to small contractors and those engaged in specialized trades including but not limited to:

UH Foundation Rebranding Earns Two National Awards for Our University, Our Hawai‘i, Our Future

UH Foundation Rebranding Earns Two National Awards for Our University, Our Hawai‘i, Our Future

The University of Hawai‘i Foundation has received two prestigious national awards for the successful implementation of a comprehensive rebranding initiative. The rebranding initiative was spearheaded by a committee comprised of community volunteers and UH Foundation board of trustees and staff. Olomana Loomis, LLC conducted a comprehensive assessment of the Foundation's brand that included research using focus groups, qualitative and quantitative surveys of all constituent groups.  The Foundation then worked with renowned designer Kurt Osaki of Osaki Creative Group to design the new logo, and the UH Foundation team incorporated the new brand into all communication vehicles as well as internally with the staff who ultimately deliver the brand.

BONTERRA SOLAR NAMES CHRISTIAN ADAMS COMPANY PRESIDENT

BONTERRA SOLAR NAMES CHRISTIAN ADAMS COMPANY PRESIDENT

HONOLULU — Bonterra Solar Hawaii partner and sales director Christian Adams has been named company president.

Adams joined Bonterra Solar as a partner and sales director in July 2013 after working with a number of solar companies in Hawaii, as well as a large electrical contracting firm as head of its alternative energy division. 

“It is a great pleasure to announce that Christian Adams is Bonterra’s new president,” said Andrew Yani, Bonterra co-founder and principal. “Christian reflects Bonterra’s deep dedication to Hawaii, green energy and care for our customers and the community, which is what our company is all about.”

Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

Island Insurance Foundation Recognizes 13 Public School Principals

The Island Insurance Foundation has recognized 12 outstanding public school principals nominated for its 10th Annual Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Award in a presentation ceremony on Saturday, March 29th.

Island Insurance Foundation President Tyler Tokioka and Department of Education representatives presented commendations to the nominees in a ceremony at the Island Insurance Center. The Island Insurance Foundation presented each nominee with a $1,000 personal cash award and commemorative plaque.

The recipient of the annual award, named in honor of the late Masayuki Tokioka, founder of Island Insurance Company, Ltd., will be announced at the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation Dinner on Thursday, May 1, 2014.