Ms. Katrina Miller (left) presented Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Keith (middle) with three LEED Gold Certificates — one for each of the HTIC campus buildings — on July 27, 2017. Hawaii Tokai International College is the only educational institution in Hawaii whose entire campus is “Gold” certified. Ms. Miller was the project’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) consultant with her company, Lensa Consulting. She is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council Hawaii chapter.
The Hawaii Tokai International College campus features new LEED Gold Certified Buildings that are spacious and fitted with photo-voltaic solar panels. The LEED certification judges building development and addresses sustainability issues through a points assessment.
“A building may receive one of four LEED rating levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money.” — US Green Building Council Hawaii http://www.usgbchawaii.org/