Specializing in real estate investments, Hakeem Investments Florida, Lllp., is also investing in energy efficiency. The commercial property management company in Tampa is a good energy steward, and its energy efficiency efforts are being recognized with the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) August Triple E Award.
“Hakeem Investments took the initiative to implement energy conservation measures across its 150,000 square foot office and commercial lease complex,” said PSC Chairman Julie Brown. “The company is also incorporating energy efficiencies as an integral part of its future business plan, and we are pleased to recognize these efforts.”
Company partner and CEO Asif Hakeem recently participated in Tampa Electric Company’s Commercial Cool Roof Rebate and Duct Repair Programs and received a rebate of more than $21,000. As a result of the programs, the firm is projected to save 133,943 kWh annually, a bill savings of $14,733, while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 81.7 tons of Co2, 265.2 lbs. of NOx, and 425.9 lbs. of SOx.
“After a recent Tampa Electric energy audit, we are also planning to retrofit our lighting and install occupancy sensors. With the upgrades, we will be able to eliminate 150 fixtures, and the lights will only burn when necessary,” said Hakeem. “This additional Tampa Electric rebate will provide a good return on our energy efficiency investment—a smart energy and money saving strategy.”
“Helping our customers use energy wisely is one of our top priorities,” said Gordon Gillette, president of Tampa Electric. “Through July of this year, Tampa Electric’s energy experts have performed nearly 750 free commercial and industrial Energy Audits. Hakeem Investments proactively implemented several of Tampa Electric’s efficiency programs in its three office complex buildings, and we were happy to work with Mr. Hakeem to help achieve immediate and long-term energy savings.”
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 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.
About Hakeem Investments Florida, Lllp.
With a history spanning half a century, Hakeem Investments is a Tampa-based firm specializing in commercial and multi-use residential developments. Headed by Asif Hakeem, the company owns, leases, and manages commercial office plazas, multifamily apartments, and homes. Asif’s father, Dr. M.K. Hakeem, founded Hakeem Investments Florida, Lllp. in 1967. Dr. Hakeem was a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon and Chief of South Florida Baptist Hospital for over forty years. For more information, visit http://www.hakeeminvestments.com/about.html.
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