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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Contractors sought for state Energy Star building effort

Advertiser Staff

The state is asking independent contractors for proposals to provide technical assistance to hotels to attain or renew an Energy Star building label.

The program promotes energy cost savings and environmental protection through energy-efficient products and practices.

Gov. Linda Lingle is encouraging hotels to partner with the state in receiving technical assistance that can help them become more energy efficient.

She said earning an Energy Star involves implementing measures that will help save businesses money on utility bills, decrease Hawai'i's dependence on imported oil and strengthen the state's energy security.

The request for proposals for Energy Star technical assistance will be funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.