Constellation to help green PGA events with RECs

Written By: Stratton Report
September 1, 2016


On September 1, Constellation announced that PGA of America has named the company its “Official Energy Provider and Sustainability Partner.” Constellation will work with the PGA to conduct energy efficiency analyses and recommend an actionable sustainability strategy and energy management program in an effort reduce the environmental impact of the organization.

Constellation will minimize the environmental impact through Green-e RECs of several of the PGA’s signature events including the PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the Ryder Cup (when based in the United States), as well as PGA of America properties.

Constellation’s first assignment will be to minimize the carbon footprint of the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua noted:

“This is a historic day for the PGA of America, as our partnership with Constellation will bring us into the next generation of energy conservation and environmental awareness. We are absolutely delighted that Constellation has partnered with the PGA to deliver their transformative expertise on clean energy, in order to establish a groundbreaking, impactful green signature throughout our iconic major championships and facilities, as well as educate PGA members and the golf industry on state-of-the-art green initiatives.”

Constellation maintains energy provider relationships with professional sports organizations including the NHL, numerous MLB, NBA, and NFL sports teams.

Joe Nigro, CEO of Constellation remarked: “Constellation is proud to partner with the PGA of America to achieve its energy and environmental goals and to increase awareness of responsible energy use among its members and the golf industry. Their commitment to energy conservation serves as an example for the sports industry, fans and communities. We look forward to working together toward a more sustainable future.”

Justin Zeulner, executive director and co-founder of the Green Sports Alliance commented: “With over 25 million players annually, golf plays an important role in our efforts to leverage the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities where we live and play. We commend the PGA of America for their commitment to sustainability and are proud that they have chosen Constellation, an inaugural GSA member, as their official energy and sustainability partner.”