Open House Friday for AIA Architecture Month

Lumen Solar, Collaborative Studio, and Interval graphic design are hosting an office open house this Friday, April 27 as part of AIA Architecture Month.  Stop by between 4-8 pm to mingle with Lumen and our multi-disciplinary officemates while enjoying some pupus, drinks, and music. 

We’re in Chinatown at 9 N. Pauahi on the corner of Nuuanu and Pauahi.  Buzz in at the door and head up to Suite 300 for a jolly good time!

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April 23, 2012 at 10:11 am Leave a comment

Commercial Solar Seminar at BOMA Sustainability Week

This week, the Hawaii chapter of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) is hosting Sustainability Week 2012, a special program of events and classes to help building owners and managers learn about applying sustainability concepts to your properties and businesses.

As part of the program, Lumen Solar is hosting a free seminar on Solar Thermal for Commercial Buildings on Friday, April 13, 9 am at Group 70 International’s Sustainability Showroom (925 Bethel St., Honolulu, HI).  The presentation will showcase commercial building applications for Apricus solar thermal collectors, including domestic hot water, pool heating, and innovative air conditioning and dehumidification solutions.  We’ll cover the ins and outs of evacuated tube solar thermal and explore how it works with available technologies, tax credits, and financial incentives to provide significant savings for commercial buildings.  Register here for the free seminar and other BOMA Sustainability Week events.

Co-sponsoring organizations of BOMA Sustainability Week include Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Associations, Hawaii Chapter of USGBC and ASHRAE Hawaii.

April 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm Leave a comment

Punahou Taps Lumen for International Student Energy Exercise

Each year Punahou hosts the Student Global Leadership Initiative, bringing students from around the world to Hawaii for a two-week-long meeting on a topic of global interest – this year it’s Energy. The 48 participating students from from 15 schools in China, Japan, Singapore, Jordan and the U.S. will attend lectures and fieldtrips and meet with political and community leaders from the energy sector. The aim of the Initiative is to build leadership skills by engaging the students to conceive a realistic, yearlong project that will better their own countries’ energy shortfalls.

Lumen Solar’s Managing Partner Melissa White will join other community leaders including Jeff Mikulina of Blue Planet Foundation, Perry White of Planning Solutions, and Scott Glenn of the Sierra Club in assisting the students with conceptualizing energy solutions within unique geographical, environmental, and political contexts.

Members of the public are invited to mingle with SGLI students at a special screening of Carbon Nation, a 2010 documentary about climate change, to be shown at Wo Center on Punahou Campus at 6:00 pm on Thursday, July 27. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion with Hawaii Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz and other guest speakers.

July 22, 2011 at 9:26 am Leave a comment

Solar, EVs, and Cool Roofs at GEO this Saturday

Lumen Solar’s Rocky Mould will be among the featured speakers at this Saturday’s special event at the Green Energy Outlet, joining leaders from the green community in discussing green technologies and Hawaii’s energy future. Other speakers include Ro Marth of Ku’oko’a, Mark Piscioneri of the Electric Vehicle Association of Honolulu, and Justin MacNaughton of GreenCar Hawaii.

From 12-4 pm, the public is invited to learn about the energy-saving applications of cool roofs, view the latest solar technologies, and experience firsthand the exciting world of electric vehicles.

FREE and open to the public. 575 Cooke St., 591-1900 for more information.

May 10, 2011 at 11:47 am Leave a comment

Pacific Islands Construction Touts Apricus

Word is getting around about Apricus and its innovative applications for solar water heating, cooling, and commercial HVAC. Local contractor Pacific Islands Construction touted Apricus’ efficiency and versatility in the latest edition of HI Renovation, an insert into the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Mahalo to Pacific Islands Construction for knowing a good product when they see it! Chances are you’ll soon be seeing blue tubes on a roof near you… Read it Here!

April 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm Leave a comment

Lumen x AIA at Punahou Sustainability Fair

Lumen Solar joined the local AIA Committee on the Environment in creating an interactive booth at Punahou School’s annual Sustainability Fair. The booths are meant to engage the students with sustainability in fun, mind-expanding ways, and we accomplished that through a recycled building material matching game (to match the latest composite building products with their recycled feedstock), a musical instrument made with salvaged materials, and hands-on solar displays. Visitors were fascinated by the shiny cerulean Apricus evacuated tubes and intrigued by our Atlantis Sunslate building-integrated PV roof shingle. Ideas are already blossoming for next year’s fair! Here’s some pics, courtesy of AIA members Mark Ayers of Ferraro Choi & Associates and Brad Smith of Innovative Habitat Design.

April 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm Leave a comment

Lumen & Apricus on Hawaii’s Tomorrow Radio Show This Monday!


Lumen Solar and Apricus will be featured guests of The Solar Guy Jeff Davis on the Hawaii’s Tomorrow radio show this Monday, February 28.

From 5-6 pm HST tune in at AM 760 to hear Lumen and Frank Pokorny, a Technical Specialist and Apricus Relationship Manager, talk about this exciting new solar thermal technology and its diverse applications for Hawaii. We’ll also talk details about the upcoming Apricus Installation & Design Training on March 29-30 at the Green Energy Outlet.

If you can’t tune in, the podcast will be available on the website after the show airs.

Don’t touch that dial!

February 24, 2011 at 4:40 pm Leave a comment

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