Case Study: Solar Water Heating at Kaiāulu o Kupuohi, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii


  • Project Location: Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
  • Installer: Maui Plumbing
  • Completed: 2022

Project Overview

Kaiāulu o Kupuohi stands as a remarkable addition to affordable housing in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. This LEED for Homes mid-rise community comprises 89 units designed to provide affordable housing options to families with incomes at 60% or less of the average median income of the County of Maui. The unit distribution includes 20 one-bedroom units, 34 two-bedroom units, and 35 three-bedroom units, making it accessible to a wide range of residents.

The commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency is evident throughout the community. Each unit features energy-efficient enhancements, such as energy star appliances, LED energy star lighting, hard surface flooring, air conditioning, water-wise plumbing fixtures, and ceiling fans. These elements not only reduce energy consumption but also enhance the overall living experience for residents.

One notable feature of the community is the integration of solar water heating, contributing to energy efficiency and reducing operating costs. Residents can enjoy the benefits of solar-heated water, aligning with the project's dedication to sustainability.

Key Project Details:

  • Location: Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
  • Installer: Maui Plumbing
  • Completion Year: 2022
  • Solar Water Heating: Solar water heating systems installed, providing energy-efficient hot water solutions for residents.
  • Amenities: On-site amenities include a community center with services and on-site management, a tot lot, BBQ-picnic area, laundry facilities, and ample on-site parking.

The inclusion of solar water heating at Kaiāulu o Kupuohi exemplifies the commitment to sustainable and energy-efficient living. This technology not only benefits residents by providing eco-friendly hot water solutions but also contributes to reducing energy expenses.

Contact Information

For more information about the installer, Maui Plumbing, please visit their website or contact them directly for details.

Please note that specific information about the solar water heating systems used in this project and additional details about the installation may be obtained through Maui Plumbing or by visiting their website.


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