GreenClub – a principal partner of the PGA – is committed to improving sustainability in the golf industry and beyond. As well as their consultation services to assess current and future needs of any business as they seek to reduce their carbon emissions, venues can also become generators of their own green renewable energy with solar installations.
In some cases, any surplus energy can then be sold to the local market, rather than back to the grid.
GreenClub’s approach is consultative and collaborative to enable golf and leisure facilities to provide services in each of the following key areas.
Conducting a comprehensive audit of the facility to understand the current usage and operations, as well as a review of infrastructure services, waste, water and paper use.
Assessment of the future needs of the business to deliver new services like electric vehicles and charge points. Most new technology is electric-powered or managed, which also needs to be factored in.
Venues can become generators of their own green renewable energy with solar installations, rather than relying solely on the grid. In some cases, any surplus energy can then be sold to the local market, rather than back to the grid.
Wind and solar installations can be expensive, but there is a range of funding options to meet every facility’s needs: fully-funded schemes, financed and purchased solutions.
Recognition and credibility are vital components to reflect progress and the commitment to environmental responsibility within the industry. Accreditation will be awarded to venues on achieving those milestones.