Our Hawai‘i research facility, C-MORE Hale, is now officially a LEED Platinum building! This is the first in the state of Hawai‘i for a laboratory facility.
Read more about it at Green Building & Design Magazine, News at UH, EarthTechling, Mānoa Campus Talk, and see the press release at the UH Newsroom. Video of a ceremony held on February 8, 2012, celebrating C-MORE Hale’s Platinum certification is below.
Visit the new C-MORE Hale information site for details about this state-of-the-art facility on the UH Mānoa campus, such as information about research and education resources, and a review of C-MORE Hale’s LEED Platinum features. Also available are photo galleries of the building’s construction and features, an archive of videos documenting the building’s history, and members-only resources for building users (e.g. lab safety and equipment usage)
For more information about C-MORE Hale’s meeting facilities, please click here. If anyone in C-MORE would like to reserve the Moore Conference Center or Agora Meeting Room, they can do so by clicking on the room names above.
C-MORE Hale has won a 2011 Kukulu Hale Award from the Hawai‘i Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). The organization is the nation’s leading trade association for developers, owners, investors, asset managers, and related professionals. Read more about it in the UH News. Image courtesy of C-MORE; click on it to learn more about C-MORE Hale. The awards were presented at the annual NAIOP Awards Banquet held in May at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. “We can now proudly add ‘award-winning’ to the many adjectives used to describe our wonderful facility,” said director David M. Karl.
The grand opening and dedication ceremony was held on Monday, October 25th on the Manoa campus of the University of Hawa‘i. Read more about the ceremony and view a gallery of images in Mālamalama (the magazine of the University of Hawai‘i) and read about it at UH News, see photos in the C-MORE image library, and download the event program and fact sheets PDFs below. Videos are also available above.
C-MORE Hale Grand Opening and Dedication Program
C-MORE Hale ”Facts and Figures” Flyer
C-MORE Hale construction webcam and photo galleries are now online! Follow the progress on the construction of this state-of-the-art new facility on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Photo at right of landscaping in front of C-MORE Hale was taken by Dave Karl on 07 Sep 10; click on it to go to the gallery.
On 19 January 2010, at about 0900 hrs, the cornerstone for the construction of C-MORE Hale was put into place by one of the project’s masons. Placement of the ceremonial cornerstone is a Masonic tradition that dates back to pre-steel building construction, when each major step in the construction of a stone building was celebrated. The cornerstone is the first stone (or in our case, the first polished architectural aggregate block) placed above ground level. This photo captures the careful, level placement of the first stone of the northeast wall by Kimo, with Eric Grabowski recording the event.
This benchmark in building construction is ahead of schedule: C-MORE Hale is now scheduled for completion on or about 22 October 2010.
On Wednesday 15 April 2009, ground was broken at UH Mānoa for a $22 million building to house C-MORE labs and offices. It will be one of 17 National Science Foundation centers of science and technology nationwide, and the only one in Hawai‘i. US Sen. Daniel Inouye noted that when he started his college career, ambitious students wanted to go elsewhere to get a top educational experience. “When I got into this business, I said to myself, ‘We’re going to change that‘,” he said, “And this is a demonstration of that change. Now … this is the place to look into oceanography. This is the place where the experts reside.”
Thank you to the participants and attendees of the groundbreaking ceremony, with special thanks to University of Hawai‘i President David McClain, UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, US Senator Daniel Inouye (above), C-MORE Director Dave Karl, NSF-OIA head Lance Haworth, and Kahu Kordell Kekoa! Read more about in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. (Photo courtesy of Sam Wilson; click on it to see the full image.)
To view a video of the ceremony, click on the image above of Sen. Inouye, or click here (requires RealPlayer; the video make take a few moments to download, depending on your connection). This video was directed and produced by Eric Grabowski.