Reducing our own carbon footprint as a company is an example of our commitment to carbon neutrality. Hawaiʻi Gas has several initiatives in progress that will define, measure and track greenhouse gas emissions and energy conservation across our own facilities and fixed assets.
The Hawaii Energy Incentive Program completed an energy efficiency evaluation at several company-owned facilities to identify areas of improvement and lay out a plan for future implementation of green technology wherever and whenever feasible. Older lighting fixtures were replaced with energy-efficient LED lights and solar PV systems were installed on some facilities. Also, gas powered air-conditioning units, which use less energy than electric versions, have been installed at our larger facility in Kakaʻako.
A Fleet Conversion Pilot Program is in the works to study the feasibility of converting our Hawaiʻi Gas service vehicle fleet to a more energy efficient fuel source thereby reducing our overall impact to the environment.
A Hawaiʻi Gas Sustainability Committee has been established and will complete a greenhouse gas emissions inventory to establish reporting baselines and to support aspirational science-based emissions reduction targets. The ability to track and report on our progress aligns with our promise to being transparent and forthcoming with the community.
An annual Sustainability Report will be completed to track the company’s carbon footprint reduction efforts and provide guidance for implementing greenhouse gas emissions reduction scenarios.