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Pearl Harbor military housing to undergo energy conservation project

Military housing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Air Force Base will undergo a $102 million dollar energy conservation project that will reduce electricity consumption by 30% over 25 years.

Clean technology company Ameresco has partnered on the project with Lend Lease, the owner and manager of Hickam Communities. The project includes a 25-year operations and management agreement.

The project will not be funded by additional congressional appropriations. In a statement, Ameresco said, "The project is funded solely through energy and operational savings. The project is expected to generate $13 million in annual cost savings that would be used to pay for the improvements, financing costs, and operations and maintenance services over the 25-year performance period."

Existing heating and air conditioning systems, water systems and lighting in the community will be replaced or retrofitted with more energy efficient ones.

The project will modernize more than 2,500 homes and will result in annual cost savings of $13 million

It is expected to be completed by 2025.

Ameresco and Lend lease launched a similar project at Island Palm Communities at Schofield Barracks in 2018. The company said that project is nearing completion.

Residents of Hickam Communities were relocated by the jet fuel contamination in the Navy's water supply. They have since been cleared to return home.

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