UH Hilo is a leader in sub-metering and baseline data recording, bi-level lighting, energy requirements in design contracts, reinvestment account,
Planners are working on a model for a sustainability certificate program that complements current campus curricula: 29 courses have been designated as focusing on sustainability, a couple of dozen more are under evaluation.
UH Hilo has three learning gardens on campus where students apply what they are learning in a class on sustainable agriculture.
Students learn the scientific concepts behind climate change and then analyze current and future impacts, challenges, and opportunities.
The researchers are investigating climate driven shifts of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA—a type of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to many antibiotics–for water resource and land management solutions.
The goals of the project in Keaukaha go beyond scientific and clinical objectives—the main goal is to help the community and culture surrounding the lokoi‘a (fishponds).
Researchers are using small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to capture images of coastal areas across hundreds of acres—the aim is to try to make accurate predictions on how the rise in sea level will affect the coast and what that entails for communities and the county in regard to planning.
UH Hilo researchers believe the biggest challenge that Hawaiian tree species will face in the future is how quickly they will get water, especially in higher temperatures.