June 12, 2015 | Source:

Decommissioned buses will serve as homeless shelters

There’s a new solution offered in solving the problem of Oahu’s homeless — it’s called LIFT, where decommissioned buses serve as homeless shelters. The city donated the buses and the design is under way. The LIFT buses will serve as safe living, showering, and learning facilities for a community of people who normally don’t have free...

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June 10, 2015 | Source:

Hawaii Pacific University turns Aloha Tower into residential community

Construction is almost finished on Hawaii Pacific University’s $50 million project at Aloha Tower Marketplace. HPU is turning the iconic site into rooms for hundreds of students. There’s also going to be a bookstore and restaurants. Behind the construction barriers is a new community that will be unveiled this summer. The university gave us a sneak...

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June 9, 2015 | Source:

Turtle Bay Resort Completes Renovation of Beach Cottages

OAHU, HI—Turtle Bay on the North Shore here has completed the renovation of its beach cottages. which now come with a separate concierge service and a number of amenities, privileges and offerings accessible only to cottage guests. This upgrade is part of a resort-wide, eco-sensitive renovation enhancing food and beverage operations, event staging and guest experiences....

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June 2, 2015 | Source:

Mayor Caldwell announces plans for new modular housing facility to help homeless

KALIHI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Up to 100 homeless individuals will be able to live in a new housing facility in Sand Island before transitioning into permanent supportive housing, all part of plans to improve the homeless situation on Oahu. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced plans on Tuesday to move forward with Hale Mauliola – named after...

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June 1, 2015 | Source:

Turning Unused Buses Into Shelters And Showers

A group of architects and their supporters have a plan to transform unused buses into shelters and hygiene facilities for homeless people, and are now looking for funding and a nonprofit partner.   “This is not a solution to housing,” says Jun Yang, executive director of the Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Housing, “but, using what we...

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May 15, 2015 | Source: Pacific Edge Magazine

A Fun, Unique Learning Environment: Group 70’s design combines outdoor and indoor spaces

The nearly 340 students of Assets School, a private school in Honolulu catering to dyslexic and gifted children, have much to celebrate as the 21-year-old campus will soon be undergoing a major overhaul and facelift.   Assets School hired Group 70 International to ensure its dream campus comes to fruition. Established in 1955, the 3.5-acre property...

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May 15, 2015 | Source:

Group 70’s Jeff Overton Talks Sustainability in PBN’s Panel

The panel of experts at PBN’s sustainability seminar in Downtown Honolulu on Friday focused on the attitudes people have toward sustainability, and a common theme was that while Hawaii has come a long way, we can do better. Panelists at the event included Murray Clay, managing partner at Ulupono Initiative; Jeffrey Mikulina, CEO of Blue Planet...

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May 15, 2015 | Source: Pacific Edge Magazine

Civil Engineer for Sustainability: Paul Matsuda

In less than five years, Paul Matsuda has taken the lead on some of the biggest civil engineering initiatives in the state. He has planned and designed a five-megawatt solar farm in West Oʻahu, eight Honolulu rail stations and Kihei High School on Maui, to name a few.   Matsuda began his engineering career in Oregon....

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May 11, 2015 | Source:

Hawaii sustainability leaders to meet Friday at PBN panel discussion

Here's are the latest PBN scoops on the people and enterprises who will be on our Leaders in Sustainability panel event this Friday in Downtown Honolulu:   Ulupono Initiative, along with Henk Rogers, recently invested $400,000 into a local startup, Ibis Network, which sells smart outlets businesses and individuals can use to make more informed decisions...

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May 6, 2015 | Source:

Jeff Overton to participate in PBN’s Leaders in Sustainability Panel

The second group of 10 Forty Under 40 honorees have an average age of 30 and are making a difference in Hawaii’s economy and community by working in fields ranging from law to advertising to sustainability.   As we explained on Tuesday, each day this week we’re revealing the members of the Forty Under 40 Class...

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