Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui visited the Bishop Museum on Wednesday to announce the release of $2 million in capital improvement grant funds for the museum.
The funds will finance energy-efficiency improvements specifically to the museum’s Pauahi Hall, Jabulka Building Complex and Hale Kini Building. Improvements will include replacement of louvered windows with sealed panes; duct work and the installation of new heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment; and the replacement of window units with a centralized unit.
Pauahi Hall houses most of the museum’s natural sciences collection, and the Jabulka Building Complex contains the planetarium, gift shop, cafe and storage areas in the basement.