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Cool Schools


Hawai’i’s tropical climate is paradise for tourists but a major pain point for the Hawai’i Department of Education, which faces the challenge of cooling 290 schools in microclimates spread across the state’s 1,500-mile archipelago. The majority of these schools are aging post-war buildings without air conditioning, MKThink is the principal investigator [...]

Cool Schools

Fairest-weather fan?


MKThink completed Phase 1 of a research-based guide to ceiling fans CLICK FOR FULL GUIDE. The energy efficiency study is part of the Asian Pacific Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy Systems, a joint project between The University of Hawai’i Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology and the Hawai’i Natural Energy Institute [...]

Fairest-weather fan?2018-10-25T18:33:17+00:00

Framework for the Future


ʻĀina is the Hawai’ian word for “the resources, the people, and the knowledge systems deeply rooted in Hawai‘I”. This is the guiding principle behind the University of Hawai’i Mānoa’s Framework for the Future—a set of guidelines to create a sustainable physical campus plan to support the university’s strategies and priorities over [...]

Framework for the Future2018-10-24T17:47:14+00:00

Tropical Heat Mapping


MKThink is using heat mapping at the University of Hawai’i Mānoa to improve the campus experience. Sensors installed throughout the campus detect wi-fi-enabled devices (as a proxy for people) to collect data on the movement patterns of the campus community. Analyzing activity during different times of day, times of year, weather, and other [...]

Tropical Heat Mapping2018-10-25T16:29:17+00:00

Conference Dispatch: BECC


The convention focuses on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions, climate change, and sustainability.

Conference Dispatch: BECC2018-04-23T17:30:48+00:00