We are organizing a team of professionals to guide the design, development, and construction of a 30 acre site with mixed use facilities on the island of Kauai Hawaii. The goal is for each building to achieve LEED Green Building Certification standards if possible.
We are looking for a few educators and/or students to offer advice and assistance pro bono in the following areas, analysis and planning, research and theory, sustainable design practices and principles, computer applications, construction methods and materials.
Owner of the property Kauai Bible Church is a small but growing Independent Christian church established in 1972. The Kauai Bible Church plans include the construction of a 600 – 900 seat church, grades 1-12 School to include classrooms, a Children’s Chapel, and office spaces. Construction includes 3 Parsonages for pastors and/or caretaking staff, a Retreat Center to include recreational facilities such as playing fields for children and teens along with camp site shelters, as well as a Retirement Facility condo style, and a Halfway House Facility “Hope House” for newly released prisoners in need of Drug Rehab and a positive living environment.
As a phased development, projects will complete over time perhaps in clusters on the property.
Educators and/or students will participate as part of a team with the property owner and other professionals from the community to help guide the planning, development, and completion of the campus in the form of ideas, analysis, and suggestions.
Whether choosing to participate with one building or the entire campus, this development may serve as ideal for graduate students looking for an exciting and challenging school project.
Located in the Pacific Kauai is the oldest of the 7 island chain that comprises the State of Hawaii. With 67,000 residents, Kauai, also known as the Garden Isle, stands out among the Hawaiian Islands for its lush green appearance, rich natural resources of pristine ocean, year round trade winds and sunlight, and a strong and growing cadre of green vendors in all economic sectors.
As principal of Green Hawaii Conferences, we have undertaken the role to develop and help manage this professional team to guide the building project for Kauai Bible Church to completion. Over the last few years, Green Hawaii Conferences has brought together experts in sustainability from the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai to inform and educate Hawaii residents, visitors from the mainland and international community.
Currently, we are working with leaders in Hawaii’s government, business, educational, faith, and cultural communities to achieve sustainability in all sectors of Hawaii
to include agriculture, communications, education, energy, healthcare, and health maintenance, sanitation, and transportation, among others.
Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or concerns. Interested faculty and students can send their resume and a letter of interest that outlines how you might contribute to this project, its relevance to their professional goals and interests, and current program of study.
Mahalo nui loa!
Brian C. Alston
Green Hawaii Conferences
PO Box 3170
Lihue, Hawaii 96766