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CONTENTS SPRING 2018

GREEN ___________________________________

DESIGN ___________________________________

6 Cool Stuff

16 LEED

Innovative products designed to minimize your ecological footprint

8 Ocean

Waimea Ocean Film Festival sparks awareness via the big screen

ENERGY ___________________________________

Green Building Hawaii's comprehensive solutions for a more sustainable built environment

22 Tile

Eco-friendly materials courtesy of Evergreen by Debra

24 Vision

Clifford Planning & Architecture’s sustainable approach to growth

10 Grid

Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission establishes solarfor-all program

NATURE ___________________________________

12 Solar

Saving Hawai‘i’s trees through citizen forestry

Mana Monitoring streamlines decentralized solar energy

45 Trees

46 Invasive

How The Albizia Project is turning invasive trees into sustainable housing

48 Conservation

Community engagement is key, says Society for Conservation Hawai‘i Chapter

ON THE COVER _______________________________ The Green Building Hawaii team assesses the photovoltaic installation on the roof of the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. Pictured from left to right: Project Manager Austin Van Heusen, COO Peter Stone and Founding Principal John Bendon. PHOTO: Ryan Siphers

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DESIGNED WITH SAFETY IN MIND

With active safety features including Pre-Collision System (PCS)1, Lane Departure Alert (LDA) 2 and others now standard on the all-new redesigned 2018 Camry Hybrid—safety comes at no additional cost. Toyota Safety SenseTM (TSS) 3 . It’s got your back. And sides. And front. VISIT TOYOTAHAWAII.COM OR SEE YOUR TOYOTA HAWAII DEALER TODAY.

1. The TSS Pre-Collision System is designed to help avoid or reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 2. Lane Departure Alert is designed to read visible lane markers under certain conditions, and provide visual and audible alerts when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather, and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 3. Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. System effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details.


Published by Element Media, Inc. VOLUME 10 :: NUMBER 1 :: SPRING 2018

President Jamie Giambrone

Art Director Keith Usher

Senior Account Executive Jennifer Dorman

Publisher Naomi Hazelton

Contributing Writers Lindsey Kesel, Shannon Noelle Rivera, Sara Tekula

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Contributing Photographers Aaron Bernard, Dave Miyamoto, Darryl Watanabe

Administration Crystal Rogers, Sally Shaner

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REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE Innovative products designed to minimize your ecological footprint

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1. KULEANA Kuleana is a line of luxury skin care products handcrafted on Maui from plant-based oils produced by Pacific Biodiesel, the world’s first certified sustainable biodiesel producer, as part of the company’s zero-waste, community-based production model. [$15–$45] 2. PANASONIC ENELOOP Eneloop’s recyclable, rechargeable batteries are pre-charged using solar energy and can be charged and recharged up to 2100 times, reducing the amount of toxic materials that end up in the landfill. [$12.99] 3. ONYA Designed to be easy to keep “on ya” (get it?) at all times, these reusable produce bags are a convenient alternative to those single-use plastic fruit and vegetable bags at the grocery store. [$19.95] 4. ULTRABOOST X PARLEY Adidas teamed up with Parley for the Oceans to develop an eco-conscious range of its high-performance UltraBOOST running shoe. Crafted from recycled marine plastic, each pair keeps an average of 11 plastic bottles’ worth of virgin plastic out of the waste stream. [$200]

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SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES

AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

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RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION

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Waimea Ocean Film Festival sparks awareness via the big screen

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Photo: Eric Cheng

The Waimea Ocean Film Festival kicked off the new year from January 1 to January 9, bringing an immersive visual experience and important conversation on ocean conservation to Hawai‘i Island. More than 60 films, most of which were world, U.S., Hawai’i or Big Island premieres, featured heart-pounding adventure, giant surf, marine life, international expeditions and ocean exploration, all while fostering greater insight and understanding into our ocean environment and island culture. In addition to a nonstop lineup of films, the eighth annual event included exhibits, interactive presentations and oceanbased activities to call attention to the dual impact of climate change and ocean acidification on future generations. Daily breakfast talks provided a platform for dynamic discussion among attendees, filmmakers and special guests, offering an intimate setting for festival-goers to ask questions and hear behind-the-scenes stories that bring the films to life. Films and programs ran from January 1 to January 4 at venues in Waimea, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and the Fairmont Orchid, Hawai`i. From there, programming moved to Four Seasons Resort Hualalai from January 5 to January 9. New this year, films screened outdoors at Four Seasons each evening at Hoku Amphitheatre. Waimea venues included Kahilu Theatre, Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, Parker School Theatre and Anna Ranch. —Lauren McNally 


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Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission establishes solar-for-all program Solar power will soon be an option for many Hawai‘i residents and businesses, regardless of whether they rent, own a condo or lack a rooftop to install their own solar panels. In December 2017, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) issued a decision directing Hawai‘i’s electric utilities to implement a community-based renewable energy program. Customers should be able to participate starting in 2018. Through the new program, Hawai‘i electricity customers can subscribe to a solar energy project located anywhere on their island grid. Participants will receive credit for that energy on their electric bill, as if the panels were located on their own roof. This means condo owners can get on board with renewable energy even if their building lacks a roof large enough for a PV system. It also means that renters who pay their own energy bills can participate without the approval of their landlord. The PUC established two phases of the community solar program. The second phase is anticipated to include

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various community-based renewable energy technologies to provide power throughout the day and assist in grid management. “We had hoped to see a more expansive program,” says Jeff Mikulina, executive director for the nonprofit Blue Planet Foundation, which has advocated measures to establish the program at the legislature since 2013. “But we appreciate the commission’s efforts in creating a broad, workable program with fair credit rates for the renewable energy produced.” The commission designed certain program elements to encourage robust participation by low-to-moderate income customers, including flexible program requirements and set-asides for customers in Phase 2 of the program. “The old adage holds—if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together,” Mikulina says. “It’s important to Blue Planet Foundation that we go together on our journey to 100 percent clean energy.” —Lauren McNally

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“The shift from centralized to decentralized energy generation is underway, and we are here to make it easy.” —Zoltan Milaskey

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Fostering a special connection to the environment since his childhood days playing outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, Zoltan Milaskey was drawn to Hawai‘i for the state’s progressive approach to renewable energy. He relocated to Maui to pursue a career in sustainable development and founded Mana Monitoring, a software company with a unique mission: to monitor and aggregate solar PV systems and energy meters to help manage renewable energy systems and build energy use throughout their life cycle. “We saw that PV systems were being installed at a really rapid rate, with a lot of different hardware and software for monitoring,” Milaskey says. “We recognized that in order to track and monitor each as an asset over the life of the system, it has to be centralized and made easy and intuitive.” Milaskey hopes his platform can serve as a valuable asset for businesses that become independent power producers and for property owners who deploy solar and sell renewable energy to their tenants. “The shift from centralized to decentralized energy generation is underway, and we are here to make it easy,” he says. Mana Monitoring’s goals include helping state agencies manage their renewable portfolio and demonstrate to the public how their commitment is offsetting oil and carbon use while saving money on electricity. Milaskey and his team are excited about their expansion into New Mexico, where they will be aggregating some of the massive solar farms bankrolled by social media giant Facebook earlier this year. “Our technology is an enabling factor that makes operating and managing our energy sources super easy and effective,” he says. “We really believe that solar is here to stay and will continue to grow in Hawai‘i.”


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ALL-NEW TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID Safety and sportiness combine in the perfect hybrid for Hawai‘ i

Being safe never felt so fun. The guilty pleasure of driving the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid comes down to this—can a car with so much advanced safety and driver-assistance technology also be so rewarding and confidence inspiring to drive? Can a car with so much elegance and style also be good for the environment? Yes and yes. Totally redesigned for the 2018 model year, the new Camry Hybrid shatters the traditional assumption that fuel-efficient cars are boring and performance vehicles are expensive and uncomfortable. Here’s how it works. The all-new Camry was designed from the ground up with safety and performance in mind. The new chassis is structurally tighter—and from that, good things happen. Handling response is enhanced, ride comfort is improved and the driver feels more in command. It also helps that the new Camry is longer, lower and wider, with great aerodynamics. You know, the fun, cut-through-the-wind kind of aerodynamics.

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With a strong new foundation to work with, the engineers went wild with the good technology stuff. Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)1 is standard across all Camry Hybrid grade levels and includes features like Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection2 and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist3. And the active safety package also features 10 airbags, Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control4 and automatic high beam headlights5. Other available safety systems include Blind Spot Monitor6 with Rear Cross Traffic Alert7 and Bird’s Eye View Camera8 with Perimeter Scan. That means you have help “seeing” potential trouble—such as cars in the next lane or errant shopping carts— before trouble finds you. That’s not all. The Camry Hybrid’s ranking as one of the most fuelefficient mid-size hybrid sedan available today (kkb.com) is the result of Toyota’s longstanding hybrid technology leadership. The 2018 Camry Hybrid’s allnew 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder engine, combined with an electric motor and the legendary Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive technology, results in 208 net horsepower and up to an EPAestimated 53 miles per gallon highway fuel economy9. The revised-for-2018 Hybrid Synergy Drive system also helps you monitor your energy use through either the Entune™ 3.0 ADVERTORIAL

instrument panel display or available HeadUp Display. You can also engage your choice of four driving modes: EV Mode (electric driving), ECO Mode (maximizes fuel economy), Normal Mode or Sport Mode (improves throttle response and acceleration). Choose your driving mode to match your mood. The totally redesigned Camry Hybrid’s new technology not only creates a more confident driving experience, but also a more connected one. The Entune™ 3.0 with Connected Navigation and App Suite, with available


8-inch color multi-media touch-screen display, allows access to turn-by-turn directions, safety info, alerts, audio presents and more—all at the touch of the screen. Of course, any description of this new joyride for the senses wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the eye-pleasing new styling inside and out. The all-new design combines a sporty attitude, with details like the available 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and black front grille, with upscale accouterments such as available layered-wood interior trim. The 2018 Camry has been called the best Camry ever— and considering the worldwide success of the previous seven generations, that’s really saying something. And the new Camry Hybrid, with its no-compromise performance, strong suite of stateof-the-art safety technology, outstanding fuel economy and low environmental impact, might just be the best Camry of all. ADVERTORIAL

1. Drivers are responsible for their own safe driving. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. System effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 2. The TSS Pre-Collision System is designed to help avoid or reduce the crash speed and damage in certain frontal collisions only. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. System effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 3. Lane Departure Alert is designed to read visible lane markers under certain conditions. It provides a visual and audible alert, and slight steering force when lane departure is detected. It is not a collision -avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 4. Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control is designed to assist the driver and is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving practices. System effectiveness is dependent on road, weather and traffic conditions. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 5. Automatic High Beams operate at speeds above 25 mph. Factors such as a dirty windshield, weather, lighting and terrain limit effectiveness, requiring the driver to manually operate the high beams. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 6. Do not rely exclusively on the Blind Spot Monitor. Always look over your shoulder and use your turn signal. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the monitor. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 7. Do not rely exclusively on the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert system. Always look over your shoulder and use your mirrors to confirm rear clearance. There are limitations to the function, detection and range of the system. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 8. The Bird’s-Eye-View Camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the area surrounding the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm surrounding clearance. Environmental conditions may limit effectiveness and vie may become obscured. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 9. Based on 2018 Camry Hybrid LE. 2018 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage may vary. See fueleconomy.gov for details.


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Green TEAM A passion for making Hawai‘i a better place has taken John Bendon and his team to new heights, promoting and implementing sustainable building solutions for an impressive variety of commercial and residential properties statewide Â

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“We feel that the ability to provide a broad base of customized services provides the greatest benefit to both our clients as well as the environment in Hawai‘i,” Bendon says. “We feel extremely blessed to be in working in such a dynamic and impactful industry, where each client’s success has a positive impact on Hawai‘i as a whole.”

Green Building Hawaii (GBH) provides expert comprehensive consulting and training solutions for the built environment in Hawai‘i and abroad. The team’s services range from energy efficiency and renewable energy analysis to comprehensive LEED consulting services for new and existing facilities at residential, commercial and resort properties. GBH’s consulting expertise is channeled into its training offerings so that classes contain the most up-to-date information and examples from real projects.

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“I love these kinds of projects because each dollar saved by the retrofit is a dollar that can be used by the organization to further its mission,” Bendon says. “In these and all projects, I see our team as a group of advocates—we offer comprehensive, unbiased support that is tailored to meet our clients’ needs.”

2007 GBH serves as LEED consultant for Montessori School of Maui, first LEED-NC project on Maui. 2008

2009 Bendon becomes vice-chair of USGBC Hawai‘i Chapter. 2010 GBH co-creates University of Hawai‘i Maui College’s first sustainability training program.

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GBH Founding Principal John Bendon has led his team into new, growing sectors and is looking for places to make the most impact, such as in tourism, affordable housing and nonprofit organizations with facilities in need of upgrades. Each of these sectors have differing needs and GBH customizes its approach to each one. GBH took Hyatt Regency Maui through LEED existing building certification, making it the first resort in the state to earn the designation. GBH then helped Hyatt Regency Maui in furthering its commitment to the environment by creating a lighting-retrofit training program in which students at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College gained college credits through their work on an extensive LED lighting retrofit at the property. This creative approach has allowed GBH to work with clients both big and small, ranging from Host Hotels & Resorts and Kamehameha Schools to small family-owned business and nonprofit organizations. The nonprofit sector is a new focus for GBH in the coming year; the company has just completed work on Keauhou Lane, a LEED Platinum Kaka'ako affordable housing apartment complex by development firm Gerding Edlen, and is actively working on a pilot retrofit concept with the J. Walter Cameron Center on Maui.

GBH Founding Principal John Bendon receives Pacific Business News’ 40 Under 40 award. GBH rates and certifies first LEED home in the state.

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GBH completes green rating for Armstrong Builders’ Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Kumuhau project. Project earns Green Builder magazine’s Green Home of the Year award.

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GBH offers extensive energy efficiency and sustainability training locally, nationally and internationally. Clients and partners include all Hawai‘i Counties, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, University of Hawai‘i, University of Denver and various corporate entities.

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GBH facilitates LEED certification for Maui Economic Development Board building, first LEED-EBOM office building on Maui.

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GBH client Hyatt Regency Ka‘anapali Maui becomes first LEED-EBOM resort in the state and fourth LEED-EBOM resort in the world.

2015 Bendon co-authors a chapter in Thinking Like an Island: Navigating a Sustainable Future in Hawaii. 2016 GBH completes extensive energy auditing on all Kamehameha Schools campuses. 2017

GBH completes consulting work on various nonprofit affordable housing projects, including Keauhou Lane and Kunia Village. Peter Stone brought on as a principal of Green Building Hawaii.

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“I wanted to fill a niche that did not exist and focus on my passion for environmentally sustainable products.” — Debra Pompadur

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In the late 1980s, Debra Pompadur was very disturbed when she saw how low the water level was during a family visit to the water table at Halawa Shaft, a skimming tunnel that imports water from Pearl Harbor area to Honolulu. “As it continued to drop over the years, I felt that I wanted to fill a niche that did not exist and focus on my passion for environmentally sustainable products.” Since Pompadur had worked as a real estate broker in Honolulu, it was an easy decision to start a business where she could leverage her network and tap her interest in recycled products and protecting the ‘äina. Today she runs Evergreen by Debra, a company that specializes in DEBRA POMPADUR the sale of ceramic, OWNER/MANAGER porcelain and glass EVERGREEN BY DEBRA tile; outdoor pavers, planters and green walls; and professional tile consulting. She works directly with architects, landscape architects, interior designers, engineers, property owners and managers to match them with sustainable, safe, slipresistant floors and wall tiles that fit within their design concept. “Tile is inherently green,” Pompadur says. “Its durability provides fewer replacements, the lowest life cycle costs and means less tile going to the landfill compared to softer flooring products.” She’s proud to offer Hydro-Flo Permeable Pavers, the only completely permeable outdoor flooring that can improve storm water quality by helping rain find its way back to the water table and reducing runoff. In January 2018, Evergreen by Debra celebrates a quarter century in business. Pompadur’s resolution for the year ahead? “Stay focused on our mission to positively affect our environment and continue to grow the relationships we have nurtured over the years.”


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“If an appliance is not Energy Star certified or a carpet is not lowor no-VOC, our job is to question why.” — Janine Clifford

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Clifford Planning & Architecture’s approach to sustainable growth By Lindsey Kesel Janine Clifford doesn’t just build homes. She’s tackling the bigger problems facing homeowners and Hawai‘i at large—like how to build more sustainably and alleviate the housing-supply deficit. Founded in 2001, her firm Clifford Planning and Architecture creates value-added, memorable living places, from modest rentals in starter communities to luxury residences. Clifford is committed to integrating sustainable best practices into her company’s everyday workflow, including leveraging the quantum leaps being made in solar storage technology and utilizing other renewables that make off-grid living increasingly accessible to homeowners. “Imagine the quality-of-life benefit, not to mention the environmental pluses—especially for a young family or retirees—if a good portion of a household’s disposable income can be repurposed away from some recurring utility expenses,” she says. In response to the state’s call for 66,000 new housing units by 2025, Clifford’s firm is participating in the delivery of more than 1,500 housing-unit starts and infusing green features wherever possible. “With each new community or individual home, we re-embrace new technologies and new materials, kind of out there on the bleeding edge, hopefully moving us one step closer to sustainable best practices in all aspects of our work,” she says. 24

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In the current age of automation, Clifford expects best practices to change dramatically over the next few years, and she asks both her company and community to be vigilant and take measures to remain relevant on the sustainability forefront. “Being environmentally conscious is part of our design ethos, and part of our duty to clients is to provide them with best-practice options,” she says. “If an appliance is not Energy Star certified or a carpet is not low- or no-VOC, our job is to question why.”


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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Congratulations to the 2017 ASID Design Excellence Award winners. Hawaii is blessed with talented local designers that can skillfully design any type of project, small or large. Whether your project is a hotel, condominium tower, home, health care office, restaurant, retail store or educational facility, I encourage everyone, including all businesses and our many part-time residents, to think local when choosing an interior designer. Over the course of my 20 years in the field, I’ve often encountered the belief that interior designers are unaffordable. Here’s what everyone needs to know—designers will work within your budget. If you only need help with one room or want a professional opinion on plans you’ve drawn or furniture you’ve picked, most designers will provide this service. Pick up the phone and ask if they are willing to take on a small, budget-friendly job. You will be so happy you did! Many people feel they have a good eye for form, function and color. But while you may

have an idea of what you want, there are still valuable resources and insight that only a designer can provide. An ASID interior designer is trained to enhance your quality of life wherever you live, work, play or heal. To find an interior designer in Hawaii that best fits your design needs, visit us at https://hi.asid.org/. Everything ASID’s Hawaii Chapter offers its members is 100 percent volunteer based. I’d like to extend a big mahalo to my amazing board for all that you do, including putting together the Design Excellence Awards Gala. Speaking of the Gala, special thanks goes to Senators Stanley Chang and Will Espero for presenting a letter of appreciation from the Hawaii State Senate. Finally, I’d like to thank all of our generous sponsors, many of which continue to support our chapter year after year. Aloha, Chuen Yee, ASID

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GOOD THINGS COME IN TREES Saving Hawai‘i’s trees through citizen forestry When people think of forests, they often imagine untouched acres of mighty green trees far from civilization, forgetting about the forest right outside our doors. Even in cities and towns, we are surrounded by trees that collectively offer myriad benefits to society. Urban forests are some of the strongest defenses we have against many of the psychological, sociological, economic and climatic issues we face today. The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program is a small program out of the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resource’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife working to improve the health and viability of Hawai‘i’s trees with funding from the state and private forestry branch of the U.S. Forest Service.

Hawai‘i might not seem like a place where you need to worry about having enough trees, but the numbers tell a different story. A study completed by Kaulunani and the local nonprofit organization Smart Trees Pacific showed that Honolulu lost nearly five percent of its urban tree canopy in just over four years—that’s more than 76,600 trees in Honolulu alone. Since the launch of Kaulunani’s Citizen Forester pilot program in June 2016, volunteers have mapped and measured more than 4,000 trees in Kailua, and they aren’t stopping there. The program has already expanded to Honolulu, with high hopes to map all of Hawai‘i’s urban trees. Based on the work of the Citizen Foresters, the program has determined that Kailua’s trees produce an impressive range of benefits with a total monetary value of more than $145,000 dollars. And they say money doesn’t grow on trees. —Shannon Noelle Rivera

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THE ALBIZIA PROJECT Turning invasive trees into sustainable housing

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Photos: The Albizia Project

Introduced to the islands over a century ago to help reforest the local landscape, albizia is one of the fastest-growing tree species in the world. Now for the bad news—this magnificent but highly invasive tree has caused a vast amount of damage to houses, roads and public infrastructure in Hawai‘i, shading out native species and posing a major threat to Hawai‘i’s forest ecosystems.


But not all is lost, says UH Mänoa School of Architecture alumnus Joseph Valenti, who is positioning the albizia tree to be a source of useful, abundant and high-value building material. Over the last year, Valenti has been hard at work developing the prototype for a functional structure made almost entirely out of albizia wood, giving the unwanted material new life as a sustainable dwelling in answer to Hawai‘i’s housing crisis. Valenti and his team have found promising results in structural testing and started building the kitof-parts for the prototype as part of an architecture course led by Valenti and 3D lab director Steven Hill in the summer of 2017. “The material is perceived to be structurally weak,” says Matthew Lynch, system sustainability coordinator for the University of Hawai‘i. “But according to some of the preliminary testing that has been done, we’ve actually found quite the opposite.” The project not only challenges existing construction methods and subverts Hawai‘i’s model of import-dependent infrastructure, but it also incentivizes invasive species removal by delivering a tangible return on the significant cost of containing Hawai‘i’s albizia population. Conceived as a locally sourced solution to the diverse design challenges of our island community, Valenti’s customizable wooden dwelling is easily assembled and disassembled for use as transitional housing. Its arched skeletal structure and louvered walls complement Hawai‘i’s tropical climate by employing passive design strategies inspired by indigenous Pacific Island architecture. The Albizia Project is now in its second year of research and development. Construction of the first full-size prototype is currently underway with funding from the UH Office of Sustainability, the UH Mänoa School of Architecture and the Hawai‘i Housing Finance and Development Corporation. Slated for completion in April 2018, the prototype will be exhibited for one year at the UH Mänoa campus adjacent to the School of Architecture at University Avenue and Campus Road. The goal of The Albizia Project is to ultimately pave the way for an array of new design solutions that utilize Hawai‘i-grown wood and promote ecological and socioeconomic sustainability. “Every time we save a tree from the chipper, we are sequestering carbon,” Valenti says. “As we incentivize removal, we can begin to restore ecosystems with Hawaiian hardwoods and other high-value native species. We are creating an enterprise that is regenerative, closed loop and local.” —GMH staff

The Albizia Project is the brainchild of Joseph Valenti, D.Arch., whose design for a sustainable two-story living space made of wood from the invasive albizia tree earned him the University of Hawai‘i President's Green Project Implementation Award in 2016.

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IN LAYMAN'S TERMS The Society for Conservation Biology Hawai‘i Chapter believes community engagement is key to effecting change

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Conservation isn’t a new concept, but it’s more urgent than ever now that our planet is experiencing its sixth mass extinction event since the rise of complex life on Earth. Species are disappearing 1000 times faster than normal—at current rates, humanity could wipe out one of every three species within the next 100 to 200 years. Yet environmental initiatives still take a back seat to other societal objectives, but not because people don’t care. A recent poll by Gallup shows that 56 percent of Americans believe environmental protections should be given priority over economic growth. The same poll shows that the vast majority of Americans care about the quality of the environment, but these numbers aren’t reflected in political agendas, governmental budgets, charitable funding

and even in the media. So where is the disconnect? As part of the largest international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of biological diversity, the Society for Conservation Biology Hawai‘i Chapter wants to create a space for all community members to get engaged. One of the goals of the Hawai‘i Chapter is to make the science behind conservation easier to understand in order to engage the community and ultimately make conservation a higher priority to state legislators and the public. Members have the opportunity to work in the field and network with students, industry professionals and other like-minded people actively involved in conservation. —Shannon Noelle Rivera

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