HONOLULU (December 14, 2010)— The historic Eisenhower House at the Kaneohe Bay Marine base has been equipped with solar power and has undergone renovations to make it exceptionally energy efficient.
The house gets its name from the fact President Dwight D. Eisenhower stayed there for five days in 1960 after a tour of Asia.
It’s now the home of base commanding officer Col. Robert Rice, who opened the house to guests during a ceremony last Wednesday.
That energy produced by the solar panels on the roof is expected to equal the amount of energy the home consumes during a year, making it a “Net Zero Energy” house.
The home now has insulated vinyl siding, energy filtering window film, and a highly efficient air conditioning system.