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UH Hilo Sustainability Blog

Reducing Energy

The UH Hilo Office of Sustainability is involved in a number of initiatives having to do with reduction of energy waste (“SmartSockets”, which provide detailed color-coded live energy use data, and building sub-meters. Both systems enable more detailed energy use data than can be provided by our electric bill. Production of liquid fuels (plant oil and biodiesel conversion), distributed electricity generation, diverting waste to compost and recycling, e-waste, educational outreach, and agricultural sustainability. Sustainability presentation to Congress 10/19/12

Information about lighting Are we wasting electricity unnecessarily on lighting? In some cases YES!