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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Inouye Regional Center – Honolulu, Hawaii

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Building: Inouye Regional Center
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Original Architect: Albert Kahn
Local Architect: Ferraro Choi
Architect: HOK
Structural Engineer: SOHA Engineers
MEP: WSP Flack + Kurtz
Civil Engineer: Kennedy Jenks
Size: 350,000 sq.ft.
Completed: January 2014
Cost: $157 million

AE Interests: LEED Gold, AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects Award [3]; recycled and adaptive reuse of airplane hangars [1]; includes a revolutionary Passive Cooling Unit (PCU) system (which pulls cool water from a 1,300-foot deep well under the sea bed and pumps it up into roof top cooling coils) [2], gray and rain water system, and a skylight diffuser system [2]; roofs and central addition capture rainwater and distribute it to bioswales; chilled beams [2].

Articles: [1,2,3]


Written by Chloe Jones

December 8, 2017 at 10:19 am

Posted in Built

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