Caribbean Isles does energy efficiency in style, which is why the 55+ community earned this month’s Triple E Award—for Energy Efficiency Efforts— from the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC).
“These active residents have taken an extremely proactive approach to saving energy,” said PSC Chairman Julie Brown. “Caribbean Isles is resident-owned and its residents are dedicated to finding novel ways to becoming more energy efficient.”
“We’re on a roll and excited to work with Duke Energy to see how we can make further improvements to our facilities to realize even more savings,” said Dick Foos and Richard Bovin, Directors. “As a forward-thinking community, we have banded together and feel very positive, knowing that we are making a difference in our residents’ energy bills.”
In 2012, Caribbean Isle residents began working with their local utility, Duke Energy Florida, LLC (DEF), to improve the efficiency of their clubhouse, which also doubles as their banquet hall, and upgrade their lighting. Since then, they have implemented the following energy saving measures: duct test and repair, window film installation, improved ceiling insulation, and even more lighting upgrades. More recently, they also consulted with DEF to upgrade their 5 HVAC units.
“It was a pleasure working with Caribbean Isle residents,” said Harry Sideris, Duke Energy state president–Florida. “By continuing to invest in energy efficiency improvements, residents have been able to save greater than 16,000 kWh annually.”
About Caribbean Isles
Caribbean Isles is a 55+ resident-owned community located just minutes from Gulf Beaches. As its website says, “It’s the perfect place to retire or to be your ‘home away from home’ each year.” Located in Largo, it is within walking distance of shopping malls, restaurants, market shopping, beaches, medical facilities and public transportation. For more information, call 727-584-6400 or visit: http://www.caribbeanislesmhp.com.
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