Always a trailblazer in the world of education, Punahou School serves 3,760 students grades K-12, and is now re-envisioning its historic 176-acre campus with sustainability in mind. VoLo Foundation’s partnership has seen the establishment of Punahou’s first net-zero facilities on campus.
The Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community for Grades 2-5 is comprised of 9 buildings constructed with ecologically sourced materials and local labor in conjunction with green design to achieve net-zero energy consumption. This environment was created to intentionally teach its youngest learners how to care for the planet.
Between October 11, 2020 and October 10, 2021 the Kosasa Community photovoltaic panels generated a net of -116,000 kWH, meaning that Kosasa exported a total of 116,000 kWH back into the Punahou grid. Not only did the solar energy system in the Sidney and Minnie Kosasa Community achieve net-zero operation, but it also fed energy back into the grid to support other buildings.