Energy Conservation Workshops for Farmers and Ranchers

The Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council (BIRCDC) will host a free Energy Efficiency Training Workshop on Friday, August 24 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County of Hawaii Aupuni Center Conference Room, 101 Pauhi Street in Hilo.

The workshop is made possible by a USDA Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to assist underserved Pacific Rim farmers and ranchers.  All farmers and ranchers who are interested in reducing energy costs through enhanced efficiency and conservation measures are encouraged to attend.

BIRCDC has partnered with EnSave to educate participants about energy audits and how to ultimately minimize energy costs, as well as cost-share programs that could help offset their energy costs.  BIRCDC and EnSave will also be training a group of prequalified applicants from each of the Hawaiian Islands and Guam to perform energy audits in their communities.

EnSave has been providing agricultural energy efficiency, farm audits, consulting, training, and education services in the United States for over twenty years.  EnSave helps their clients achieve farm energy efficiency goals by providing energy-saving solutions that strengthen farms, agricultural producers and organizations.  They help agricultural producers become more sustainable and profitable through energy efficiency and resource conservation. For more information on EnSave visit

For Workshop registration information contact Kawika Marquez at 808-987-9101

Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council’s mission is to assist the people of the Big Island in achieving sustainable development while caring for and appreciating their natural environment; to ensure broadened economic opportunities, enriched communities, and better lives. For more information about BIRCDC visit

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