Howard Wiig ‘58 Mini-Bio

Howard Wiig

Howard C. Wiig has served as an Energy Analyst for the Hawai‘i State Energy Office for over 30 years.  After bringing the nation’s early energy codes to Hawai‘i in the 1980s he incorporated the first ASHRAE codes into Hawaii law in the 1990s and modified the residential section to suit Hawai‘i’s mild climate.  After testifying at the 2006 IECC hearings, he was appointed to the 2009 IECC Central Committee, and testified at the 2012, 2015 and 2018 committee hearings.  At the 2015 hearings, he was among the leading proponents of requiring cool roofs for flat rooms and the creation of the new Tropical Climate Zone.  He has performed similar work for iterations of NAHB’s National Green Building Standard. He has conducted code trainings in Hawai‘i, Guam, Saipan and the US Virgin Islands, has spoken at several Energy Code conferences and is the author of numerous energy-related articles.  He spearheaded the inclusion of cool walls in Hawai‘i’s amendments to the 2015 IECC.  He is president of the Hawai‘i Chapters of the IES, Engineers and Architects of Hawaii and Dark Skies International, and was awarded “Top 50 Innovations of the Year” status by the Kennedy School of Business for his work on converting marine debris to electrical energy.  Mr. Wiig serves as Chair of the Hawaii Building Code Council. (07.20)

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