Achieving Efficiency

Hawaii’s overall goal for energy efficiency is to reduce electricity consumption by 4,300 gigawatt-hours by 2030.  To meet this goal, the state will continue to:

  1. Align the efficiency regulatory policy framework with clean energy goals;
  2. Support the retrofitting of existing residential and commercial buildings;
  3. Strengthen new construction policies and building codes;
  4. Identify non-building related energy efficiency measures.


Looking ahead, there are vast opportunities for new gains in energy efficiency. Hawaii aims to maximize efficiency through technology, building practices, retrofits, and consumer behavioral change.

Energy Efficiency Programs

Energy Performance Contracting

Hawaii Energy Building Code

Energy Efficiency in State Agencies

Hawaii Green Business Program

Energy Efficiency Publications and Resources

Appliance Standards (effective January 1, 2021)

Checklist of Home Energy Efficient Attributes for Real Estate Professionals

Field Guide for Energy Performance, Comfort, and Value in Hawaii Homes (PDF)

Ceiling Insulation for Your Home (PDF)

Hawaii Homeowner’s Guide to Energy, Comfort, and Value (PDF)

EE Financing Guide (PDF)

ENERGY STAR Benchmarking and Labeling Program (PDF)

For more information on Hawaii’s energy sector and progress in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation, download the 2020 Hawaii’s Energy Facts & Figures (PDF).



This energy dashboard was developed by DBEDT Research Division to provide a focused summary of Hawaii energy sector. This site is still a work-in- progress. We need your feedback to ensure that information on the state of Hawaii energy sector are effectively and accurately presented. If you would like to provide feedback or make a suggestion about this dashboard, please email us at [email protected].

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