Emerald-green waters and sugar-sand beaches abound at Palacio at Perdido Condominiums. Sustaining the area’s beauty for future residents and guests is one reason property managers at ResortQuest by Wyndym Vacation Rentals are implementing new ways to use less energy. Their successful energy efficiency efforts have earned them the Florida Public Service Commission’s (PSC) 2018 first quarter Triple E Award.
“As a peninsular state, Florida’s beautiful coastline draws visitors from near and far,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “We applaud businesses like Palacio Condominiums that actively limit their energy footprint, which in turn lowers their operating costs and helps sustain Florida’s tourist economy.”
Working with their local utility–Gulf Power Company–Palacio Condominiums installed several energy efficiency upgrades over two years, from June 2013 to December 2015. Projects to reduce their energy use included LED interior lighting, ceiling insulation, reflective roofing, geothermal heating/cooling, and geothermal pool/spa heating systems.
“Our commitment to an energy efficiency business approach paid off, since we have saved $43,000 in energy costs each year since 2013,” said Roger Feldman, ResortQuest Association Manager, Perdido Key. “Working with Gulf Power to implement energy efficient operating strategies helped us conserve without compromising the comfort of our residents and guests.”
“We work very closely with business customers to provide recommendations that will save them energy and money,” said Jeff Rogers, Gulf Power spokesperson. “Palacio Condominiums implemented many of the measures we recommended and are saving significantly on their energy costs.”
Covering the state’s five major geographic areas, each quarter the PSC presents its Triple E Award to a local business that has accomplished superior energy efficiency. Look for past Triple E Award recipients under Hot Topics on the PSC’s homepage, floridapsc.com. The PSC encourages cost-effective conservation and renewable energy to reduce the use of fossil fuels and defer the need for new generating capacity through the Florida Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act.
About Palacio Condominiums
Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, Palacio Condominiums feature a hot tub, gazebo with beach walkover, fitness center, and tennis courts. ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers resort condo, townhome, and private vacation home rentals in Northwest Florida, including gulf-front condos and full-service resorts. For more information, please call (850) 261-3938, or visit wyndhamvacationrentals.com.