AUGUSTA, GA (Sept. 10, 2008) – Club Car’s efforts to reduce energy consumption and promote environmental sustainability were recognized by Golf Inc. in the magazine’s 2008 Green Awards competition.
The competition attracted more than 50 entries, which were judged in three categories. Winners in the golf course category were Makena Golf Course in Makena, Hawaii; Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C., and the Fairmont Southampton in Southampton, Bermuda. Troon Golf, a golf course management company, was the winner among associations and operators, and W.R. Love Golf Course Architecture was the top finisher in the product-service provider category. Club Car was the only honorable mention recipient named in the product-service provider category.
“Our goal is to honor those in the industry who are demonstrating outstanding innovation and cutting-edge leadership when it comes to environmental issues. We believe these courses and companies can inspire others to follow their lead,” said Golf Inc. managing editor Keith Carter.
Club Car’s main contribution to environmental friendliness is the trend it is leading toward zero-emission electric vehicles. Club Car is also sourcing parts from around the world based in part on their ability to be recycled. In 2007 the company recycled more than two million pounds of waste (mostly in the form of cardboard and metal) and decreased the amount of landfill trash produced by 25 percent.
Club Car has installed automated turn-off switches on power equipment to reduce energy consumption when the equipment is not in use. Auxiliary power units are being installed on the tractor-trailers that deliver vehicles to reduce idling time and fuel consumption. Last year Club Car also began using nitrogen to fill the tires on many of the vehicles it manufacturers; nitrogen improves fuel economy, promotes longer tire life and is friendlier to the environment than compressed air.
“Manufacturing operations like Club Car have tremendous potential to have a positive impact on the environment,” said Gary Michel, Club Car’s president and CEO. “We’re very serious about doing our part, and we appreciate Golf Inc.’s recognition of those efforts.”
Golf Inc. is a trade publication covering the golf industry. The 2008 Green Awards were the magazine’s first environmental competition.
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About Club Car:
Club Car manufactures a wide range of electric- and gasoline-powered vehicles for the golf, utility, transportation, private owner and rough terrain markets. Based in Augusta, Ga., Club Car is part of Ingersoll Rand, a global diversified firm providing products, services and solutions to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Driven by a 100-year-old tradition of technological innovation, we enable our customers to create progress and a positive impact in their world. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com.