Air-conditioning project moving forward
HONOLULU - The city has granted three easements to a private company that plans to use deep ocean water to air condition buildings in downtown Honolulu.
The easements will allow Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning to install chilled water distribution piping throughout the city. The renewable energy project will demonstrate the benefits of district cooling in downtown Honolulu.
According to the company, the cooling system will eliminate the need for 178,000 barrels of oil by saving enough electricity to power more than 10,000 homes annually.