30 December 2016

New Zoning and Flood Confirmation Form

From the County of Maui Department of Planning:

A zoning and flood confirmation form is required to be completed by ZAED first before submitting the SMA assessment application.  Previously, the zoning and flood confirmation form was completed as part of the review process for the SMA assessment application.  Now, it is a required checklist item that the front desk will be looking for when you submit your SMA assessment application.  The front desk will not accept an SMA assessment application without a completed zoning confirmation.

If your project falls within a special flood hazard area (SFHA), a flood development permit is required to be issued prior to the issuance of an SMA exemption or SMA minor permit.  The FDP and SMA applications can be filed concurrently, but the SMA will not be issued until the FDP is.

Download the new Zoning and Flood Confirmation Form

08 December 2016

2017 Maui Energy Conference

2017 Maui Energy Conference - Program Outline


All Things Energy: Pursuing New Opportunities for Electricity and Beyond

The program for the 2017 Maui Energy Conference is taking shape to explore a vibrant and clean energy future. Local, national, and international experts will tackle the following topics:


How do we define resilience and sustainability? What do these look like? What strategies will get us to an energy system that is resilient? The challenge of achieving decarbonized energy production and maintaining a reliable, safe, affordable, secure and resilient energy system is formidable.

Water, Energy, Food Security Nexus: Connecting the Dots
We explore the nexus between agriculture production, use of water, and production of energy. With the closure of Hawaii’s last sugar plantation, what role will agriculture play in energy resilience?  What are the possibilities for locally produced Biomass and Biofuels? What are the trade-offs in potential food security vs. energy security? In a global marketplace is food or energy security a myth?

Emerging Trends in Hawaii Energy Policy: Are We Sending Mixed Messages?
What market signals are policy makers sending to energy stakeholders? Is it possible to stabilize energy prices and electricity rates, reduce carbon emissions, and provide reliable, safe, affordable, and resilient energy all at the same time? What measures will policy makers implement to protect vulnerable populations?

Emerging Trends in Energy Policy: Nuclear Energy – Old Peril or New Promise
What are the social, cultural, legal, and economic challenges of decarbonization using nuclear energy? Does nuclear energy have a role in Hawaii’s energy future? We will present a critical discussion to address community concerns and fears regarding nuclear energy.

HNEI/GE Update on Renewable Energy Deployment
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute has engaged GE for over a year to address the effects on grid resiliency as Hawaii moves toward 100% renewable energy deployment. The presentation will update us on critical findings and mitigation measures that must be considered.  What happens to system operability and reliability?  What types of ancillary services will be required?


Creating a Resilient Energy Economy
What are the effects of shifting to a decentralized energy system? What are the impacts on jobs?  What opportunities exist to incubate and commercialize new innovative energy entrepreneurs?  Can innovative energy rate design and pricing help build a strong economy? How can tax policy and commercial incentives aid in this transition?

Technology: Is Storage the Key to Resilience?
We will discuss specific storage technologies and their contribution to resiliency.  Are these systems ready for deployment and cost effective?  Do they provide more than one function on the grid?  Can customers provide support for their own electrical needs through storage, especially in a Distributed Energy Resources (DER) scenario?

Technology: Role of the Smart Grid
How will the “smart grid” add to grid stability and resiliency? Will the “smart grid” increase exposure to security breaches and what mitigation measures are needed to reduce risk? How can we secure customer’s personal information, including energy usage patterns?

Technology Panel: Innovations in Transportation
What steps can be taken to create and facilitate a resilient transportation sector?  Are there unique issues for islands? What are the challenges and expectations in creating a resilient system?  What are the costs/benefits of hydrogen, biomass and other alternatives?

Mobility: Getting a Move On
Air, ground, and marine transportation represents more than two thirds of the fossil fuel consumption in Hawaii.  We will explore and discuss the opportunities and challenges in the transportation sector.  What role can land use and urban planning play in reducing reliance on fossil fuels? What companies are leading in this area? What opportunities are there in the electrification of ground transportation?

The program includes keynote speakers, a session featuring case studies as well as plenty of time for viewing the exhibits and networking.

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Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies seeking maximum exposure among participants. Choose your level of support, or let us customize a level to suit your marketing goals.  

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01 December 2016

2016 Holiday Lunch Photos

Visit our Facebook page to see photos of the 2016 Holiday Lunch

Survey: Hawaii's Top 25 Buildings or Public Spaces

Please help represent the State of Hawaii in the survey.

15 September 2016

2016 Maui AIA/ASID Trade Show

RSVP by 9/23/16 to Greg Endo
(808) 979-5555

12 September 2016

CIM Pau Hana Event: Affordable Options for Housing

RSVP to Michelle at (808) 624-7507

09 September 2016

07 September 2016

SHPD Workshop: Navigating the SHPD Review Process

Go-to-meeting will be available for those who cannot attend in person.

02 September 2016

Sustainable Materials for the Bath Seminar

2016 HWWA & HRWA Joint Conference & Expo

ADAAA 2008 Final Rule

Seminar: Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Buildings

Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Buildings Seminar 
Provided by America Training Solutions 

DATE:          Thursday, September 29th, 2016 8:00am – 1:15 pm
LOCATION: The King Kamehameha Golf Club  Nahele Banquet Room
                      2500 Honoapi'ilani Highway, Wailuku, Maui, HI, 96793
CREDITS:    4 AIA HSW + 4 LEED Credits (Valid for State License)
COST:          $25.00  * Continental Breakfast & Hot Lunch Included

07:45 am Registration  & Continental Breakfast
08:00 am Maximizing Design of Patio Doors
09:00 am Benefits of Impermeable Concrete & Permanent Impermeable Repair Materials
10:15 am Acetylated Wood: Durable, Stable, Sustainable
11:15 am Sun Control Window Films
12:15 pm Hot Lunch

11 August 2016

03 August 2016

15 July 2016

Historic Preservation Standards Seminar

Save the Date: DCAB 2016 Accessible Residential Dwelling Units



2016 Design Conference: Accessible Residential Dwelling Units  


Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 

Time:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Ala Moana Hotel - Hibiscus Ballroom

The all-day conference features:

Guest speaker: John Catlin, LCM Architects  

The sessions will focus on scoping, technical provision for 

designing residential units in compliance with the Fair Housing Act 

and the DOJ's 2010 ADA Standards. 


~ Registration opening soon ~

For more information, can contact Laurie Palenske or Mona Higa at (808) 586-8104 or by e-mail at: laurie.palenske@doh.hawaii.gov and mona.higa@doh.hawaii.gov.

FEMA Reducing Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage

10 August 2016 (Wednesday)
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
J. Walter Cameron Center Auditorium

Register at http://fema_e-74_maui.eventbrite.com
Registration deadline is 31 July 2016


DWS: Limited Fixture Unit Capacity Availability

According to a County of Maui Press Release, effective on 01 July 2016, the Department of Water Supply (DWS) will allow additional fixture unit capacity for single-family dwellings and single-family accessory dwellings with meters 1" or smaller.

Water Meter Sizing Worksheets for Residential and Application for Water Fixture Units for Dwellings forms are available at www.mauiwater.org.

29 June 2016

2016 AIA Maui Scholarship Awardees

Congratulations Ivy Tejada & Jonathan Stanich!

28 June 2016

Let's Discuss Affordable Housing

AIA Maui Members - Your comments regarding the above posted correspondence from the County of Maui will assist our AIA Maui Planning Committee in responding to the County.

18 June 2016

16 May 2016

2015 IECC Webinars

The Hawaii State Energy Office is offering a series of webinars on the 2015 IECC which delivers up to 30% greater efficiency compared to the current Energy Code.

The webinar presenters are Eric Makela, PE, Senior Associate with the Cadmus Group and Howard C. Wigg, MA, State of Hawaii Energy Code Project Manager.

Click the each of the webinar descriptions below to register.

30 March 2016

08 March 2016

03 March 2016

Dyson Airblade Presentation

The next generation of air knife technology and the evolution of bathroom design.
Hosted by:  Steve Hillier, Dyson

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
Bistro Casanova
12:00 pm

RSVP to Valerie Spence by tomorrow, 04 March 2016

29 February 2016

Show Me the Water Ordinance

A proposed bill to amend the "Show Me the Water" Ordinance is on the
Water Resources Committee Agenda for Wednesday, 02 March 2016.
Members wishing to provide public testimony refer to agenda.

26 February 2016

12 February 2016

ASID: Design Entrepreneurship Money & Mojo Matter

AIA LU's are not offered for this course.

09 February 2016

A Bosch Luncheon