California golf club saves money through energy control

In an effort to cut its energy bill, which comes to almost $140,000 a year, the South Hills Country Club, West Covina, Calif., recently installed a series of controls in its new $7 million clubhouse. The controls, supplied by Abbotly Technologies, were installed on the larger A/C and refrigeration units to reduce energy consumption. The country club also implemented off peak charging of the golf cars

In an effort to cut its energy bill, which comes to almost $140,000 a year, the South Hills Country Club, West Covina, Calif., recently installed a series of controls in its new $7 million clubhouse.

The controls, supplied by Abbotly Technologies, were installed on the larger A/C and refrigeration units to reduce energy consumption. The country club also implemented off peak charging of the golf cars and better monitoring of usage patterns. A two-week performance test found that the new controls will reduce A/C- and refrigeration-related expenses by an estimated 19% and reduce compressor run time by 38% while maintaining room temperature conditions.

The California Energy Commission will be providing 100% financing for the cost to install the Abbotly system with a 5-year 4% loan.

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