Langley BC – The Redwoods Golf Course is just the Second Golf Course in British Columbia to become Climate Smart Certified. Completing the Climate Smart program in February 2012, Redwoods receives the Climate Smart Seal for recognition and credibility.
Climate Smart works with businesses to measure and reduce their carbon footprint while cutting costs. The Climate Smart training program incorporates classroom learning, web-based software, and one-on-one coaching to provide all the tools and knowledge for tackling greenhouse gas management in-house. When the work is complete, Climate Smart reviews and ensures all data is accurate thus providing the Climate Smart Seal.
Environmental sustainability has long been a business strategy for The Redwoods Golf Course. In 2007 Redwoods was involved in an environmental impact study to discover an actual greenhouse gas emissions reading. Data included the consumption of water, energy, waste and fuels along with the maintenance of the property. Redwoods opted to implement various programs to improve its environmental practices and further reduce their carbon footprint.
Through Climate Smart, The Redwoods Golf Course measured a baseline inventory for operations using the 2010 calendar year. Data included the consumption of energy, electric, waste, paper and fuels paired with the maintenance and usage of the property. Efforts to continue reducing these emissions include a complete light fixture retrofitting throughout the clubhouse, improving waste management, to install faucet aerators and to implement turn-it-off programs.