22 December 2015

2016 Maui Energy Conference

2016 Maui Energy Conference Program Announced!

Aloha and Season’s Greetings,
We are pleased to announce the MAUI ENERGY CONFERENCE, March 16-18, 2016 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center!

Join energy experts and stakeholders from across the U.S. to learn about the latest advances in clean energy and how Hawaii plans to achieve the new 100% RPS target. Explore Hawaii's new energy planning model with us and see how it applies to your energy goals and landscape “back home.” The Conference will seek to answer:
  • Are these targets realistic and are the utilities on board?
  • How do you mitigate energy supply and price disruptions when transitioning from carbon based fuels to renewables?
  • How important is having a diversified portfolio of renewable energy sources?
  • How much will this really cost?
Details on this year’s program are available at our Conference website, www.mauienergyconference.com.

And don’t miss the opportunity to boost your company’s presence at the conference with an early sponsor and exhibit commitment. The Sponsor & Exhibit Kit is available for download now!

Our Conference Program Committee and Team look forward to welcoming you in March and to answering any questions you may have in the meantime.

See you in the New Year,
The Maui Energy Conference Team
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Our mailing address is:
1305 N. Holopono Street, Suite 1, Kihei, Hawaii  96753

11 December 2015

2016 National Energy Codes Conference

2016 National Energy Codes Conference: Registration Available!

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Building Energy Codes Program

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Are You Ready for the 2016 National Energy Codes Conference? 

Registration is now open--details to follow!

This service is provided to you by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).


30 November 2015

RCI SoCal Chapter 2016 Hawaii Winter Workshop Maui 2.0

16th Annual Hawaii Winter Workshop - Maui 2.0

Topic:  Advanced Roof Wind Forensics



Phillip Dregger, PE, RRC, FRCI - Pacific Building Consultants, Concord, CA




Roof wind design in the 2001 California Building Code was based on the 50 year “fastest mile” wind speed, a fairly generous definition of an “enclosed” building, and made no reference to FM or UL wind uplift test standards.  By 2013, the California Building Code had “evolved” to require roof wind design to be based on “ultimate” 700-year 3-second gust wind speeds, a much more restrictive definition of an enclosed structure, and required all low sloped roof system be tested in accordance with FM and/or UL test standards.  And, BTW, there is still no clear direction in the building code regarding how to assess the wind uplift resistance of an existing roof covering (e.g., no reference to FM Global LPDS 1-52).


Learning Objectives:


1.  How to apply evolving and still incomplete code requirements to forensic analyses of roof coverings

2.  Code Required Wind Uplift Tests - FM 4474, UL 580, or UL 1897

3.  Design Wind Speed – Code referenced “ultimate” wind speeds and ASCE 7 referenced “design” wind speeds

4.  ASCE 7-10 - Strength v allowable design procedures (and related load combinations)

5.  FM Global LPDS 1-52 – Case history regarding how field testing was applied to determine needed repairs as part of a forensic investigation.


Program Details


Click here to register

Monday Jaurary 18th, 2016 & Tuesday Janurary 19th, 2016

The Westin Maui Resort and Spa
2365 Ka'napali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI [map]

[Reservation ph. 1-866-716-8112, Special rate: $255.00+taxes/nt.]

Szymon Zienkiewicz


03 November 2015

Milgard - Maximum Daylight & Ventilation

CIM 2015 Holiday Party

2015 IECC Workshop

AIA Maui Members earn 3 HSW credits

06 October 2015

October 2015 Newsletter

2015 LightShow West

Architectural SSL magazine

The only magazine dedicated to the advancement of solid-state lighting and LEDs for the built environment

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Get free end-of-year CEUs and access to 230 lighting exhibits

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Architectural Products / Architectural SSL / Net Zero Buildings
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05 October 2015

2015 LEGO Building Competition

Visit our LEGO page and our Facebook album to see photos of this year's LEGO Building Competition teams and their structures.

Congratulations to this year's winners and thank you to all the participants and volunteers!

24 September 2015

UHMC Science Building Tour Photos

Head over to our Facebook Page to view the photos from the September General Membership meeting presentation with Dean Daniel Friedman and the UHMC New Science Building Tour.

23 September 2015

DOE Proposals for the 2018 IECC

DOE Proposals for the 2018 IECC: Availability of draft proposals & upcoming events

Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Building Energy Codes Program

DOE Proposals for the 2018 IECC & Upcoming Events

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released its draft proposals for the 2018 IECC.  In addition, DOE invites you to attend a series of upcoming events to encourage communication amongst stakeholders in preparation for the 2018 IECC development cycle.  

Availability of DOE Draft Proposals

The Department's draft proposals are now available on the DOE Building Energy Codes Program website:  

Stakeholders are invited to submit feedback on DOE draft proposals through October 19, 2015.  The Department will continue to publish information as it becomes available.  Interested parties are urged to monitor the above website and associated stakeholder mailing lists.

Upcoming Events

Webinar:  Overview of DOE draft proposals for the 2018 IECC

Date:  Thursday, September 24th, 2015


Individual sessions will be held to cover proposals related to residential and commercial buildings, respectively—please register separately for each webinar.  

Stakeholder Meeting:  Public meeting for interested parties to present their proposals for the 2018 IECC

Dates:  October 13th & 14th, 2015


Crowne Plaza Denver Downtown
1450 Glenarm Place  Denver, CO 80202


  • Residential:  Tuesday, October 13th from 8:30 am - 2:45 pm (MDT)
  • Multifamily: Tuesday, October 13th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm (MDT)
  • Commercial:  Wednesday, October 14th from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (MDT)

Registration:  https://www.energycodes.gov/survey/index.php?sid=83466  


 Building Energy Codes Program


DOE helps states and local governments realize significant energy savings through building energy codes. This results in cost savings for U.S. home and business owners, and associated environmental benefits due to avoided greenhouse gas emissions. More information the Department’s support for building energy codes is available on the DOE Building Energy Codes Program website: www.energycodes.gov.

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This service is provided to you by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

15 September 2015

LEGO Building Competition: Volunteers Needed

AIA Maui / DOE LEGO Building Competition
26 September 2015 (Saturday)
9:45 AM - Registration
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Baldwin High School Gymnasium

It's time again for the LEGO Building Competition, and AIA Maui member volunteers are needed!

For more information, visit the LEGO Competition page or contact Durwin.

September 2015 General Meeting

September 2015 Newsletter

03 September 2015

Updated and New DWS Forms

The following are updated and new forms provided by DWS.  Click the links below to download each form.

UPDATED NEW:  Water Meter Sizing Worksheet for Residential

UPDATED NEW:  Water Meter Sizing Worksheet for Non-Residential

NEW:  Building Permit Checklist

NEW:  Flow to Fixture Unit Conversions

Forms are also available on the County website:  http://www.co.maui.hi.us/index.aspx?NID=204

Contact DWS Engineering Division at (808) 270-7835 with any questions.

28 August 2015

19 August 2015


ArchiCAD User Group

ARCHICAD Open Houses Come to Hawaii!

September 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm

ADC Offices
2145 Wells Street, Suite 301
Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii 96793

September 24th, 5:30-7:30pm

The Box Jelly
307 Kamani Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Please join us for one of our ARCHICAD Open Houses! Not only will you meet and collaborate with your peers and share best practices, you'll also get a first-hand look at all the new features in ARCHICAD 19!  

Attend an Open House to:

  • Check out the new ARCHICAD 19, including the new improved work environment, point cloud support, interactive 3D surface painter, faster 3D navigation and more!
  • Learn what you've been missing if you have not upgraded in a while, like Cinema 4D, BIMx Pro, the Renovation Feature, 3D Documents, Importing Survey Data, and PDF Explosion.
  • Exchange ideas, ask questions and share your accomplishments with ARCHICAD and related BIM apps.
  • Engage in topic discussions led by Kyla Kuhnlein, GRAPHISOFT BIM Consultant.

Learn More and Register:

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