PBR HAWAII’s landscape design for the Omidyar K-1 Neighborhood at Punahou School incorporated various sustainable environmental design practices. Native Hawaiian trees, shrubs, and groundcovers were used and contribute to a water efficient landscape. Additionally, rain catchment cisterns and an integrated bio-swale demonstrate the sustainable reuse of stormwater and a windmill feature that pumps water collected in the cisterns demonstrates how wind power can be harnessed. The project utilizes sustainable strategies such as a recycling center and a comprehensive photovoltaic system capable of producing nearly 60% of the project’s energy needs. The K-1 Facilities received LEED Platinum certification from the USGBC in areas of energy conservation, water efficiency, and improved indoor air quality. In addition, for this project, PBR HAWAII received the American Society of Landscape Architects, Merit Award for General Design and a Green Building Standard Silver Award from the National Association of Home Builders .
2012 American Society of Landscape Architects, Hawai‘i Chapter, Merit Award–General Design
2013 Landscape Industry Council of Hawai‘i, Mohalu Honor Award–Sustainabililty
2010 LEED BD+C: Schools, Platinum