Kamilo’iki Elementary School is located on a hill above Kamilo’iki Valley, in the heart of Hawaii Kai on the south eastern side of the island of Oahu. Kamilo’iki, which means "the little milo tree", opened in 1970 and has around 400 students. Kamilo’iki Elementary desired to add air conditioning (A/C) to classrooms in Buildings “A” and “C”. Kalvio was selected as the engineering firm to determine the feasibility of the project based on the school’s existing electrical distribution system along with creating the necessary construction drawings and obtaining permits for the project.
Kalvio recommended to perform a 30-day load study to determine the amount of allowable A/C load that could be added to Building “A” without upgrading the existing feeder. Kalvio installed a Fluke 1736 Power Logger into the distribution panel and used it to record the normal power usage for a 30-day period. At the end of the study, Kalvio determined that up to ten classrooms in Building “A” could receive A/C based on the load study results without upgrading the existing feeder to Building “A”.
Kalvio then created the construction drawings to document the electrical alterations to add air conditioning to designated classrooms in Buildings “A” and “C”. Kalvio also obtained the necessary permits for the project.