Efficient course management is important to a golfer’s success, just as energy efficiency is to a golf club’s bottom line. In recognition of its smart energy practices, The Old Collier Golf Club in Naples is receiving the Florida Public Service Commission’s July Triple E Award—for Energy Efficiency Efforts.
“There are some great opportunities at golf courses to reduce the carbon footprint, conserve energy, and improve energy efficiency, and we applaud The Old Collier Golf Club for its energy efficiency efforts,” said PSC Chairman Julie Brown. “After the Club implemented energy efficient measures—including a thermal energy storage program—their electric bill was cut in half from June 2015 to June 2016.”
“We are honored to receive this award because energy efficiency is an important part of The Old Collier Golf Club’s ongoing commitment to the environment,” said Daniel Trevino, Facilities Director for the Club. “By committing to energy efficiency and innovation, an individual golf facility, such as ours, can employ measures that keep costs down and help benefit the environment for future generations to come.”
“The experience of Collier Holdings, Inc., is an ideal example of how businesses of all sizes can improve their bottom line through wise investments in energy efficiency,” said Brad Gunter, Manager of DSM Energy Efficiency Programs at Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). “We strongly urge all customers—business and residential—to take advantage of FPL’s free energy evaluation program to help reduce their energy use and monthly bills.”
Covering the state’s five major geographic areas, each month the PSC presents its Triple E Award to a local business that has accomplished superior energy efficiency. Look for past PSC Triple E Award recipients under Hot Topics on the PSC’s homepage, www.floridapsc.com. The PSC encourages cost-effective conservation and renewable energy to reduce the use of fossil fuels and defer the need for new generating capacity through the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act.
The Old Collier Golf Club
Collier Holdings, Inc., owns and operates The Old Collier Golf Club, which is located along the Cocohatchee River in the heart of Naples. The 18-hole championship course was designed by noted golf course architect Tom Fazio. The club is “pure golf,” with no residential real estate. Since it opened in 2001, the club has become an environmental sanctuary, sharing its 267 acres with a wide variety of wildlife including eagles, osprey, foxes, gopher tortoises and the occasional bull gator.
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