Gilbert Chun is the Auxiliary Services Branch Administrator for the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE), Office of School Facilities and Support Services. The Auxiliary Services Branch is in charge of paying for the gas, water, sewer and electricity utilities for all public schools statewide, with a budget for FY 2012-13 of $46 million. Mr. Chun has been with the DOE for the past 38 years, having started as a teacher at Kailua High School, principal at Sunset Beach Elementary and Manoa Elementary before moving into District and State Administration.
Sarah McCann is acting program manager at the Hawaii Department of Education (DOE), responsible for the successful delivery of its ground-breaking 5-year program, the Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Master Plan (EESMP). Sarah moved to Hawaii from her hometown of Portland Oregon the in 2011 to begin work on her dream of helping Hawaii achieve energy independence and overall sustainability for the islands. She recently worked for the State’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Program Hawaii Energy and completed a 13- year career with the electric utility PacifiCorp, as a contract manager, when she moved to Hawaii from Portland. Sarah has a BSc degree in Business Management, from the University of Phoenix (2006) and enjoys volunteering with the Association of Energy Engineers Hawaii Chapter and Surfrider Foundation for their Rise Above Plastics campaign.
Chris has been involved in projects in all stages of the planning, design and construction process. Recent projects include the Aiea Public Library replacement and Lanai High and Elementary School Expansion Master Plan. During his doctoral degree studies he worked in major architectural firms in Portland, Oregon and Atlanta, Georgia where he had direct experience working on mixed-use and educational projects. He is an office leader in employing sustainable design strategies in new projects and currently serves as the United States Green Building Council Hawaii Chapter Green Schools Chair. As chair he oversees and supports events and programs such as the Green Apple Day of Service, Green Schools Symposium Green Classroom Professional Certificate Workshop and serves on the selection committee for the Green Ribbon Schools program.
Jason Selley, LEED AP BD+C is currently president of the US Green Building Council Hawai‘i Chapter and working full time for the University of Hawai`i School of Architecture. With over 10 years of local architecture design and project management experience, Jason is currently collaborating with the Dept. of Education to develop a new net zero modular classroom concept to replace the aging portable facilities throughout the islands. Jason was most recently awarded The Presidential Volunteer Service Award for providing and facilitating over 2000 hours towards local community projects in collaboration with the UH School of Architecture. Jason is currently working to establish an ongoing study abroad program in South East Asia for local design and travel industry management students focused on re-imagining large scale sustainable resort developments in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
Gregory Wong, LEED GA, Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning (HSWAC). (Customer Service Manager):
Greg is responsible for customer related aspects of the 25,000 ton, district cooling system using deep seawater, currently under development by HSWAC in downtown Honolulu. His responsibilities include comprehensive economical evaluations, technical review and implementation, and all other customer relations for the HSWAC project. Previous to working with HSWAC Greg worked as the Senior Captain and Operations Manager with Honolulu based Navatek Ltd. where his responsibilities included performing all sea trials and daily operations of the experimental vessels as well as design and engineering support during construction of ship structures and systems. Greg received his undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego in Marine Physics and a Master’s of Science in Ocean Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.