Seminars: Session Details

Session A3
Historic Building Energy Measures
Time & Location 2:15PM - 3:15PM | Room 314
Glenn Mason
Mason Architects
Joseph Higgins
Allana Buick & Bers
Ramsey Brown
Hawaii Energy
Kiersten Faulkner
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation

This session will cover what makes a historic building unique, share energy efficiency incentives and programs, and discuss how to appropriately incorporate these to reduce building maintenance and performance costs while maintaining the historic integrity of the property.

Glenn Mason, FAIA, president of Mason Architects, Inc., meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualifications standards for Historical Architect and has been the principal in charge of award-winning preservation projects. He will share his experience in adapting historic buildings to meet modern functional and energy requirements, focusing on the preservation of the character-defining features of historic buildings.

Joseph Higgins, PE, associate principal/Hawaii operations manager with Allana Buick & Bers, has over 26 years of experience with the engineering, installation, and service of building mechanical systems. He is the lead mechanical engineer responsible for managing construction projects and has expertise in the replacement and upgrade of building HVAC systems, plumbing and piping systems, energy management systems, solar thermal and solar PV systems, and energy audits.

Ramsey Brown is the resource acquisition manager with the Hawaii Energy Conservation and Efficiency Program where he works with the team in creating new possibilities for transformative energy reduction in Hawaii’s homes. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from California Maritime Academy and, before returning home to Hawaii, worked in the maritime industry on the team that designed, built and operates the first hybrid ferries in the country.

Kiersten Faulkner is executive director of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and oversees all aspects of its preservation programs, strategic planning, business lines and operational matters. Prior to joining HHF, she was a senior city planner for the City and County of Denver. She holds a Master of Arts in urban and environmental policy from Tufts University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).