The place for ‘smart’ innovation

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExterior

As RevoluSun Smart Home continues to add to its curated list of sustainable home products, the innovation center evolves as a gathering place to see and touch these new offerings. A new roof display shows how natural lighting and cooling options easily can be integrated into the home. A cutting-edge battery storage system and EV charging station for the home also are now on display.

“As we add product offerings we will make sure they are integrated into our showroom so the public can come see, feel and learn more about these options,” said chief innovation officer Eric Carlson. “A holistic approach to the home by integrating PV hot water, whole house fans, natural lighting solutions and other advanced technologies is what will save homeowners huge amounts of money in utility bills. Reducing a home’s overall energy demand will also make battery storage more attainable and cost-efficient in the very near future.”


Open to the public, contractors and architects, the innovation center at RevoluSun Smart Home is a curated collection of sustainable products that can transform a house into an energy-efficient, healthy and comfortable home. Live displays include PV hot water, whole house fans, natural lighting solutions such as skylights and sun tunnels, high-efficiency pool pumps, electric vehicle charging stations for the garage/carport, battery storage systems and the best solar panels on the market.

RevoluSun’s space on Ward Avenue is a sustainable remodel, in collaboration by RevoluSun CEO and architect Joshua Powell, AIA, chief innovation officer Eric Carlson and San Francisco-based designer Patrick Jacobs. The entry paneling, door and window trim are entirely composed of reclaimed redwood from the Honolulu area, sourced a few blocks away at ReUse Hawaii. The cabinets were made from sustainably produced bamboo plywood. All interior desks and countertops are composed of FSC-certified (Forest Steward-ship Council), sustainably forested door blanks and laminated veneer lumber blanks, which are less energy-intensive to produce than traditional materials and sequester carbon for a longer period than contemporary counterparts. The space makes use of ample natural light and all interior lighting is LED. Recycled carpeting was locally sourced through The Floor Store Hawaii. New walls and other exposed interior surfaces were painted with low VOC and Greenguard Gold-certified Behr Marquee paints.

RevoluSun holds free Smart Home monthly seminars. For more information, call 748-8888 or just stop by RevoluSun Smart Home at 210 Ward Ave.