Author archive for Lindsay Jones

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    Manoa Marketplace

    From Sugar Cane to REIT: How Hawaii’s A&B Inc. is Finding Value by Saving Energy

    At nearly 150 years old, Alexander & Baldwin Inc. (A&B Inc.) knows something about longevity. The largest owner of grocery/drug-anchored retail centers in Hawaii was founded as one of the first ever corporations in the state. What started as a small sugar cane growing enterprise quickly expanded into an agricultural, shipping and real estate powerhouse.

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    CLUES

    How Carbon Lighthouse Got Its CLUES

    In their first year in the energy efficiency business, Carbon Lighthouse founders Brenden Millstein and Raphael Rosen encountered a client who almost stole their thunder. When Millstein and Rosen first visited the building, an office building owned by Dostart Development, they saw that the owner had already changed out incandescent lightbulbs for LEDs and upgraded their HVAC system.

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    How We Hire

    Hiring great teammates is the single most important thing Carbon Lighthouse does. Period. When done intelligently, hiring is a science, not an art.

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    How to Heat an Office – The Thermodynamic Secrets

    How do you heat a private office or any room for that matter? The challenge lies in the difference between two concepts: energy and temperature.

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    Sensible and Sensibilities: Different types of heat and why they matter

    There are two fundamental concepts related to how much energy cooling systems must use: sensible heat and latent heat. So which type of heat, sensible or latent, requires more energy to remove?

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    The Difference Between Energy (kWh) and Power (kW)

    Electricity costs for most commercial buildings are based both on the maximum power and the total amount of energy you use. Power and energy are different concepts, with very different costs, yet financiers, journalists, and pretty much everyone struggles to differentiate them.

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    Achieving Carbon Neutrality: Allowances

    There is another way to achieve carbon neutrality that is little know about in business circles but well regarded in the energy and environmental community. They care called carbon allowances. Like Renewable Energy Certificates, carbon allowances have as a strong suit that they are verifiable. They are also limited in number, and cleared through the government and therefore much less susceptible to fraud.

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    Why Thermodynamics Matters for Buildings

    Using the principles of thermodynamics, we can keep people comfortable in a building while using energy in smarter ways. Thermodynamics teaches us numerous tradeoffs and rules that allow us to get the right temperature in the right place at the right time for the least amount of energy.

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    Lighting Insights – Efficiency, Efficacy, and Magic Number 683

    The difference between efficiency and efficacy is representative of the many issues that get ignored when discussing lighting and energy. But failing to understand this difference or the other nuances of lighting and energy, can turn what looks like great energy savings in theory into a poor investment.

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    Alexander & Baldwin Partners With Carbon Lighthouse To Reduce Energy Consumption At Commercial Real Estate Properties

    Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B) (NYSE: ALEX) has teamed up with Carbon Lighthouse, a pioneer in Efficiency Production, to dramatically reduce the energy consumption of three well-known Oahu commercial properties, continuing A&B’s commitment to enhancing local communities and supporting sustainability throughout the state. Following a successful energy efficiency pilot last summer, A&B selected Carbon Lighthouse to implement its data-driven energy savings process at Pearl Highlands Center, Kaka`ako Commerce Center and Manoa Marketplace. The energy efficiency initiatives are expected to result in a lifetime reduction of more than 9,700 tons of carbon, equivalent to conserving over 22,600 barrels of oil. 

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