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Oahu and Kawaikini, HI
2011 – Present

Project Scope

The HNEI MMC Program is a data collection and analysis study designed to compare and evaluate multi-site environmental, energy and building performance data over time.

MKThink’s custom environmental monitoring kits measure energy use, exterior and interior environmental conditions, and comfort factors (temperature and humidity) across seven built structures on the site.

Test platform performance is then compared to predicted models, to established building guidelines, and across the various building types.

Findings from this integrated performance and effectiveness study will aid in the understanding of improved performance in a Pacific environment for potential future building applications, particularly for school facilities throughout the Hawaiian Islands. This information had never previously been integrated at this scale to inform future development of the Institute.

Notable Features

  • Evaluated seven educational facility test platforms in Hawaii with an average length of study of two years per site.
  • Captured energy use, ambient temperature, surface temperature, relative humidity, interior air speed, CO2 concentration, solar radiation, wind direction, barometric pressure, rainfall, daylight, and illuminance.
  • Utilized 4Daptive technology to analyze data and compare performance across multiple sites.
  • Measured performance of varied types of educational facilities including standard classroom, standard portable, LEED Gold classroom, Net Neutral Modular, and Project FROG modular classrooms.