Waipahu Intermediate School Cafeteria
Project Size:20,000 SF
Sustainability:LEED NC v2.0 Certified
Awards:2008 NAIOP Hawaii Kukulu Hale Green Building Award
- State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism: Sustainable Schools Assessment
- iGreenBuild.com: Hawaii Department of Education Wins LEED© for Green Cafeteria Design"
- The Honolulu Star Bulletin: "Schools Will Try to Beat the Isle Heat," by Susan Essoyan
- The Honolulu Advertiser: Waipahu Intermediate's 'Green Design' Earns Award
- American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawaii: Lincolne Scott Inc., mechanical and electrical engineer for the Waipahu Intermediate School Cafeteria, receives Excellence Award from ACEC
- Midweek: "School Cafeteria Wins ‘Green Design’ Award"
“It’s a first of probably many school buildings that are going to be built this way.” – Russ Saito, Comptroller
State of Hawaii, Department of Accounting and General Services
The new Cafeteria includes a conventional serving kitchen, permanent stage, and dressing rooms, restrooms, faculty dining room, back-of-house facilities, and a dining hall with capacity for 750 students.
The $5.7 million cafeteria facility integrates sustainable design features and strategies and serves as a pilot LEED® Certified project for the State of Hawaii Department of Education (DOE). The natural ventilation design of the dining area combines stack and cross-ventilation and was modeled and refined with thermal analysis software that incorporated local weather data to ensure continuous occupant comfort. Stack ventilation is achieved by a unique cavity-roof design, which functions as a thermal chimney. The unique ventilation design in concert with 100% daylighting allows the dining area to function without DOE standard ceiling fans and electric lighting, thereby conserving energy.