This article was published in the Ka La‘s January 2014 printed edition.
More than 150 outdoor lights across campus will be replaced with newer, more efficient bulbs in coming weeks, school officials have announced. The change is designed to make the campus brighter and safer while reducing energy use, Douglas Boettner, vice chancellor of administrative services, told faculty and staff members at a campus-wide meeting at the beginning of the semester.
The new LED lights will direct more brightness downward and reduce the amount of wasted light sent into space, he said.
Meanwhile, the years-long renovation of Building 7 has moved into its final phase, with repair work being done on floors five and six this semester. The renovations, including elevators that stop at every floor, are expected to be complete by start of the next school year, officials say.