UH Information Technology Center awarded LEED Gold

University of Hawaiʻi
Karen Fujii, (808) 956-9393
Communications Officer, UH Information Technology Services
Daniel Meisenzahl , (808) 348-4936
UH Spokesman, Media Production
Posted: Feb 21, 2016

Information Technology Center
Information Technology Center


The Information Technology Center (ITC) on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification by the United States Green Building Council. The 74,000 square-foot, six-story, state-of-the-art facility hosts all of the UH enterprise information and communication technology systems serving all 10 UH campuses throughout the state of Hawaiʻi.

“The university’s new executive policy on sustainability commits UH to strive for a minimum of LEED Gold certification for all new buildings,” said UH President David Lassner “I congratulate and thank the ITC team for setting a successful example with this especially complex project. The contributions to reducing energy consumption will continue to grow as we migrate servers from less energy efficient locations in closets and under desks to one of the most energy-efficient data centers in Hawaiʻi.”

For more on this story see: http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2016/02/19/uh-information-technology-center-awarded-leed-gold/



VIDEO B-ROLL (1 minute, 20 seconds)

ITC building exterior, sign, materials sample board, automatic heat deflecting blinds data center, Cray High Performance Computing sign, wires and cables, more data center xeriscape plants, hallway with sensor light switch, under‐floor chilled water plumbing and more exterior (14 shots)


Garret Yoshimi – UH Vice President for Information Technology (7 seconds)
“The folks that occupy the building, as well as all of the systems that make up the building itself, will consume roughly a fifth less energy than a building that’s not designed using LEED principles.”

Yoshimi (13 seconds)
“We basically include, and kind of incorporate, about a hundred thousand folks within our community. The easiest way to figure it out is if you’ve got the hawaii.edu credentials or email address, that gives you a hint of the folks that we serve.”