Pacific Edge Magazine Business Achievement Commitment to Green
Oceanit was honored as a 2013 Business Achievement Award winner from Pacific Edge Magazine. The firm was presented with the Commitment to Green Award for their commitment to sustainable, green living and providing the community with innovative services and products, promotion of education and training in its community outreach, and leading the green endeavor in its own organization.
Oceanit has received accolades for its sustainable projects, including developing a sustainable master plan for the 70-acre Pouhala Marsh State Wildlife Sanctuary for native waterfowl habitat and using an innovative electronic-monitoring system (powered by solar panels) to monitor the outfall at the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant. Oceanit also develops innovative technologies that support alternative/sustainable energy and energy-reduction, including wave-energy capturing devices, flexible batteries, high-density energy storage, and novel fuel cells.
As a green office, Oceanit student interns and project engineers designed and built an aquaponics system on the office lanai to grow vegetables and herbs. Oceanit has also been vermicomposting since 2008. The firm no longer uses disposable paper goods and doesn’t offer water bottles to guests, but instead uses reusable cups for water.