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As of April 2021, we are happy to report that Hawaiʻi homeowners can once again choose to install on-demand gas water heaters for their new home builds. For the past few years, Hawaiʻi residents who wanted to enjoy the convenience and efficiency of a gas water heater system for their new home were not being allowed to install them because the Hawaiʻi State Energy Office was not granting exceptions to the Solar Water Heater Mandate (HRS Section 196-6.5). This mandate states that any new single-family dwelling being built is required to install a solar water heater as its source for heating water. But, after months of debate in the state legislature, the state energy office has started granting exceptions to residents who want the freedom to choose the type of water heater that suits their needs.

Make an Informed Decision
A solar water heating system can add between $8,000 to $12,000 to the cost of a new home build. Plus, solar panels and components degrade over time and may need to be replaced in 25 years. Have you ever wondered what happens to those photovoltaic panels and components once they're no longer needed? Learn more.

Comparatively, a tankless on-demand gas water heater system can cost between $1,000 and $2,500 to install in a new home. Depending on where you live in Hawaiʻi, a gas water heater will be fueled either by an underground Hawaiʻi Gas utility pipeline, or with propane that is delivered to your home by truck. The natural gas in Hawaiʻi Gas utility pipelines is a mix of synthetic natural gas, renewable natural gas and up to 15% hydrogen which is a higher hydrogen content than any other utility company in the nation. The renewable natural gas is a carbon-neutral product produced locally by using biogas from the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Get Your Grill On! 
Enter to Win a Gas Grill Bundle.

Get ready for grilling season with Hawaiʻi Gas by entering this giveaway for a stainless steel outdoor gas grill and grilling accessories! One winner will receive:

  • Weber Stainless Steel Propane Gas Grill
  • Weber grill cover
  • Grilling accessories
  • Local sauces and marinades 

To enter to win, visit the Hawaiʻi Gas Instagram account, @higoodenergy, and:

  1. Like the post announcing the giveaway
  2. Follow @higoodenergy
  3. Tag a friend in the comments section. Each tag is one entry. One tag per comment.

No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the State of Hawaiʻi. Entries will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. HST on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. For Official Rules, see link in bio at @higoodenergy

Enter to win @higoodenergy
Nalani Antonio, Chemist

Nalani joined the Hawaiʻi Gas ʻohana last year just as the pandemic started to impact the state. Since then she has been promoted to chemist at the Synthetic Natural Gas plant out in Kapolei. She brings a fresh perspective and energy to the workplace and her coworkers appreciate her bright and upbeat personality.

Nalani is just another great example of how Hawaiʻi Gas is developing homegrown talent and investing in the future of our state. Mahalo, Nalani, for your commitment to making Hawaiʻi a better place to live, work and visit.

Check out our careers page for opportunities to join the Hawaiʻi Gas team just like Nalani did.

Sakura Teppanyaki Sushi

Located in Kamakana Aliʻi shopping center in Kapolei is a fun and entertaining dining experience called Sakura Teppanyaki Sushi. “We believe that good times deserves great food,” is their mantra and they certainly live up to it with fiery Teppanyaki-style fare, and full sushi and sashimi menu. They can also accommodate indoor or outdoor seating, and take-out is available through online ordering. Sakura specials include:

  • BOGO 50% off all 12 oz. beers every Wednesday, 4:30pm – 6pm
  • 10% off for all seniors 62-years-old and better every Thursday
  • Signature Sushi Roll BOGO 50% off Mondays through Thursday, 4:30pm – 6pm
  • Specials subject to change at any time

So, if you’re looking good food and an even better experience for your Mother's Day lunch or dinner, check out the good folks at Sakura. Be sure to make reservations!

Visit Sakura Online
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