PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL – the legendary golf and resort destination recently completed a multi-million dollar ‘green’ revamp and became a member of the Florida Green Lodging Program, a voluntary state initiative that provides assistance and encouragement to lodging facilities to adopt ‘green’ practice. PGA National Resort is currently one of only 3 in Palm Beach County, and one of just 66 in the state.
The sweeping renovations created a unique opportunity for the resort to make luxurious upgrades to the property while at the same time, enhancing conservation efforts. Debris from the construction site was recycled, unused furnitures and fixtures left from the project were donated to Habitat for Humanity, electronic and technology products were recycled and donated, and high-efficiency air filters were installed.
Part of the multi-million dollar revamp includes keeping the fairways dryer to conserve water, switching to chemicals on the greens that are more environmentally-friendly, posting recycling containers throughout the resort and using reclaimed water from its lakes. The hotel implemented an energy management system that shuts off lights in unused guestrooms and ballrooms and the resort as a whole has implemented numerous environmental carbon conserving practices including: use of electronic communication vehicles; linen reuse programs; installation of low-flow aerators, sensor water faucets, low-flow toilets, compact fluorescent light bulbs and computerized air conditioning management; use of environmentally-friendly cleaning and pest-control products; and extensive recycling.