Our mission: The YWCA of Oahu is the oldest and largest women’s membership organization in Hawaii, supporting women and girls through housing, economic self-sufficiency, professional development, and health and wellness. The organization has more than 2,200 members and three unique facilities on Oahu, including the flagship YWCA Laniakea in downtown Honolulu.
Why WEfficiency: As a nonprofit, our “product” is what we deliver to the community in service of our mission. Any operational efficiencies that can help reduce expenses will allow us to have additional resources to support and grow the programs that advance our mission.
Since energy expenses are generally a very large part of our building operating expenses, we were eager to try this approach that includes the community in helping to lower our energy consumption and costs.