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Old home goes ‘green’ while preserving historic value

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Pat and Ed Chung pose for a photo in their Manoa home on April 2. They’ve kept all the major features of their home original for the last 35 years, Pat Chung said.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The original wood floors in Pat and Ed Chung’s home were in good condition and just needed to be refinished. The couple tried to use as much of the home’s original wood as possible during their restoration project.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Pat and Ed Chung preserved all the original double-hung windows in their 1921 Craftsman-style bungalow in Manoa.

Many older Hawaii homes save energy through passive design. Older homes are often oriented to let in maximum daylight while minimizing heat from the sun, and windows are placed to let in cooling tradewinds and promote cross-ventilation. Read more

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