The photo above depicts Rosalynn Carter at the Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse dedication ceremony in 1977. Today, the 32-year-old building, named in honor of one of Hawaii’s first representatives to Congress, completed the design of a modernized federal complex and full renovation of the courthouse portion of the facility with funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This project not only updated major building systems to provide 30-plus years of useful life, it also transformed the existing building into a high-performance green building and provides an efficient and model interior workplace for federal tenants. Overall, the “greening” of the building is expected to reduce energy consumption by approximately 30 percent, reduce water consumption by 20 percent, and qualify the building for a LEED® Gold designation under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.