KAI Hawaii is proud to be the first Hawaii owned firm to participate in the SE 2050 Commitment Program that is aiming to transform the practice of structural engineering by prioritizing reduction of embodied carbon and working towards net zero embodied carbon structural systems.

Embodied carbon refers to the greenhouse gas emissions released during the life cycle of a building or infrastructure from extraction, manufacturing and transportation of materials to the demolition and disposal of the structure at the end of its life. Structural systems typically account for a large portion of a building’s embodied carbon.

Environmental sustainability is the responsibility to conserve natural resources and protect global ecosystems to support health and wellbeing, now and in the future. In addition to our commitment to environmental sustainability, KAI Hawaii is committed to providing climate resilient designs and building resiliency into the community. Our resilient projects include shelter hardening, adaptive reuse, and retrofits.