SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCES FOR HAWAII BUSINESSES

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Sustainability Incentives Links
Energy
Federal U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Star for Business. This site has downloads including a “How to” guide to conducting an energy audit, and one called “Sure Energy Savers”. There are local examples (you can even submit your own!), there are public relations materials, and a portfolio manager for energy measurement and tracking. In addition, there is email support! The site has specific info for retail, renters/tenants, auto dealers, grocery/convenience stores, manufacturers, restaurants, and a variety of others. http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=small_business.sb_index Business Energy Investment Tax Credit. 30% for solar, fuel cells, and small wind. 10% for geothermal and microturbines. http://energy.gov/savings/business-energy-investment-tax-credit-itc State Hawaii Corporate Tax Credit. 35% for solar PV and solar thermal, 20% for wind. http://www.state.hi.us/tax Continuously updated database: http://www.dsireusa.org/ Then click on Hawai’i. Counties Hawai’i, Honolulu, and Maui Counties. Hawai’i Energy Business Incentives Summary: http://www.hawaiienergy.com/media/assets/PY2012SummaryofBusinessRebates_FINAL.pdf Kaua’i County. Appliance rebates, residential energy wise practices (applicable to many businesses), incentives of 50-100% of cost, free CFLs (for small business), 0% interest solar loans, solar rebates. http://www.kiuc.coop/energy_programs.htm (Dowloadable PDF): http://www.kiuc.coop/pdf/energywise/EnergyConservation_web.pdf

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Waste
How to conduct a waste audit, including worksheets: http://www.opala.org/solid_waste/How_to_Conduct_a_Waste_Audit.html Maui county Recycling and resource disposal guide: www.co.maui.hi.us/index.aspx?NID-1017 Hawai’i county Business recycling guide and workbook: http://www.recyclehawaii.org/images/stories/ documents/Hawaii_Island_Business_Recycling_Guide_and_Workbook_-_1st_Ed..pdf Kaua’i county Recycling office provides technical assistance to commercial organizations http://zerowastekauai.org Honolulu county Guidelines for setting up a waste reduction program (hint: involve employees and industry partners from the outset. Free peer consulting network, where other business leaders who’ve gone through the process can walk you through it. Really fun exhibit of Honoulu’s opala: Tour de Trash (real and virtual). http://www.opala.org

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