Reducing energy use is an important part of Hawai‘i’s overall transformation and helps reduce the overall amount of land and resources necessary for meeting Hawai‘i energy needs.

Therefore, the state is:

  • Aligning Hawai‘i’s laws and policies with clean energy goals.
  • Supporting the retrofitting of existing residential and commercial buildings.
  • Strengthening building codes and efficiency standards.
  • Participating in and promoting other energy efficiency measures, such as water efficiency and resource efficiency measures.

Hawai‘i aims to maximize efficiency through new technologies, building practices, retrofits, and consumer behavioral change. Reducing energy use is something everyone can do to help Hawai‘i achieve its clean energy goals.


Whether you are looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency or investing in your business to reduce energy costs, the Hawai‘i State Energy Office has you covered. The expert staff has compiled a list of materials and resources to help all sectors reduce electricity consumption through energy efficient products and residential and commercial rebates and incentives.


ENERGY STAR® is the nationally recognized symbol for energy efficiency performance. It was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a voluntary labeling program to identify and promote energy-efficient products and buildings. More than 100 of the 177 ENERGY STAR-labeled buildings in Hawai‘i are State owned and 80 are public schools. The Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 196-30 directs each state department to benchmark buildings 5,000 square feet and above, using the ENERGY STAR portfolio manager or an equivalent tool. 

The U.S. Green Building Council oversees another nationally recognized voluntary program called the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Program that certifies buildings that achieve a high level of beyond-code energy and resource efficiency in new and existing buildings and homes. The Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 196-9 directs State agencies to design and construct buildings to meet the LEED Silver level or equivalent. Over 50 of the LEED-certified buildings in Hawai‘i are state owned. Hawai‘i regularly ranks among the top 10 to 15 of states recognized annually for LEED projects.

Click below to view a map of locations of LEED certified buildings.

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Data provided by this dashboard are based on the LEED Project Directory, DBEDT Affordable Rental Housing Inventory, and other public information only. There are no expressed or implied warranties associated with the release, use, or interpretation of the data or information provided.  Specifically, no warranty is made that the GIS data or any subsequent updates will be error free and no warranty is made regarding the positional or thematic accuracy of the GIS data or information.  The GIS data, information, and any features it depicts do not represent or confer any legal rights, privileges, benefits, boundaries or claims of any kind.  Utilization of this map demonstrates understanding and acceptance of these terms by the user.


Taking small steps around your home, office, and transportation choices can help make a difference on your electric and gas bills.