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Hawaii Energy Code Revised to Include Radiant Barrier

Those folks who have installed Radiant Barrier Insulation in the past few years know how effective it is at keeping Hawaii’s Solar Heat out of the home. (For those that aren’t up-to-speed, see the SolarGuard section of IslandCooling.com). Until recently, Hawaii’s Energy code didn’t have provisions for this easy-to-install way to keep the heat out, leaving people stuck.  Fortunately, the good people at DBEDT
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Still Time to Apply for Rebate for 2011 Whole House Fan Purchase

Did you set aside, or forget to to send in your rebate application for a Whole House Fan  purchased last year?  Don’t worry, Hawaii Energy is still accepting rebate application for fans purchased in 2011.   For a limited time, you can send in your overdue application and Hawaii Energy will process it for a $75.00 rebate.  But hurry, this offer is only good
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Island Cooling Brings the Breeze to the BIA Build it Green Expo

From Hawaii Kai to Makakilo, Hawaii’s homeowners are discovering the effectiveness of using a Whole House Fan to draw hot air out of a home and making living space comfortable. Island Cooling, Hawaii’s Whole House Fan and natural cooling company, will be demonstrating Whole House Fans at the Building Industry of Hawaii sponsored Build it Green Expo, Jan 28-30, 2012. Homeowners will see the
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Island Cooling in the News: KHNL, KGU, Olelo

February was a busy month for Island Cooling as both Ivan and Al Whitworth were regular guests on TV & Radio.  To start the month out, KGMB featured the New Hawaiian Home and mentioned the Whole House Fan that Island Cooling is supplying as an energy efficient feature. Meanwhile, Ivan Whitworth’s work with Ed Wagner’s Green home was featured on KHNL’s 2 PM Eco
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Hawaii Home and Remodeling

Island Cooling featured on Hawaii Home and Remodeling: Passive cooling Technologies or designs used to cool a space without power consumption. Examples of passive cooling include reducing the amount of heat that enters your home and removing heat with ventilation. The following are simple ideas for staying cool this summer. Because passive cooling requires little to no electricity, you can sit back and relax—you’re
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Radiant Barrier Tax Credit Information

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency Improvements On February 17, 2009, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 was signed. This has some significant changes to the energy efficiency tax credits.   Tax Credit Changes The tax credits that were previously effective for 2009, have been extended to 2010 as well. The tax credit has been raised from 10% to 30%. This is
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Be A Part of the Green Collar Economy

The evolution from the industrial and knowledge economy to the Green Economy is going to impact the business practices of every company on the planet. The businesses that embrace this drive towards sustainability will position themselves to be the leaders of the future. Green Collar Economy’s goal is to provide you with the tools and community necessary to succeed. Working together, we can develop
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