Hawaii Energy Provides $16,978.44 Check to Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii

Overview: 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) lampsin 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.    

Andre Parente, Energy Efficiency Advisor (Hawaii Energy); Caroline Carl, Deputy Program Manager, Operations (Hawaii Energy); Jeric Lake, Program Director (Boys & Girls Club - Spalding Clubhouse); Lana Keamo, Clubhouse Director (Boys & Girls Club - Waianae Clubhouse); Natalie Pawluk, Clubhouse Director (Boys & Girls Club - Spalding Clubhouse); Lori Respicio, Interim Clubhouse Director (Boys & Girls Club – Hale Pono Ewa Beach Clubhouse)


About Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring Hawaii's youth to become responsible citizens.  BGCH currently operates seven clubhouses on Oahu and Kauai, where BGCH members can access a multitude of programs and services.  BGCH's Clubhouses and outreach sites provide high impact character development programs for children 7-17 years old.  Key programs emphasize character and leadership development; education and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness, and recreation.  Annual membership is affordable so that every child can participate.

BGCH is an affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and has been operating in Hawaii since 1976.  The organization touches the lives of over 14,000 youth each year, many from disadvantaged circumstances. For more information, please visit http://www.bgch.com.