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DOD helps cool down Ewa schools

September 28, 2016

Story and photos by MSG-R Stephen M. Lum 

In response to the Governor David Ige’s call to support the heat-abatement service project nearly 50 Hawaii State Department of Defense volunteers join other to form a force of more than 180 people to cool down James Campbell High and Ewa Beach Elementary Schools, September 17, 2016.

Volunteers came from the civilian staff, the Youth Challenge Academy and the Hawaii Army National Guard.

At Campbell volunteers planted trees and grass around Saber Hall and Building O to reduce sunlight on buildings, absorb heat, and limit glare and reflected heat into classrooms. The cost of this project is $36,500, and the funding is from Hawaii 3Rs (3R’s: Repair, Remodel, Restore our Schools, a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by the late U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye).

At Ewa Beach Elementary, 3,500 LED bulbs were installed in all the classrooms. The energy efficiency bulbs not only reduce lighting costs, but emit less heat. The project is valued at $32,000, is funded from the DOE facilities maintenance budget.

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