July 11, 2023
Donnelly Energy is excited to announce Cobblestone Creek Country Club has completed its first phase of energy efficiency upgrades through PSE&G’s Direct Install, a commercial clean energy program offering incentives for lighting and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades.
Located in Lawrence Township, Cobblestone Creek Country Club became concerned about a rise in their energy usage and utility bills, reaching out to Donnelly Energy for help.
Donnelly Energy, an energy efficiency firm based out of Wayne, conducted a free, non-invasive assessment of the clubhouse, determining the cause of Cobblestone Creek’s issue: a large number of areas had inefficient fluorescent lighting, and the club had aging HVAC equipment that was over 10 years past its life span.
“Cobblestone Creek has been diligently working on plans to renovate and modernize the clubhouse for our members. We are dedicated to providing our members with state-of-the-art facilities and becoming energy efficient is a big part of that,” said Jay Nusblatt, President of Cobblestone Creek Country Club. “Once we saw the incentives from PSE&G and our energy savings, it became a no-brainer to move forward with an upgrade.”
Donnelly Energy and Cobblestone Creek worked together to create the best and most cost-efficient plan of action for the club, which included retrofitting their existing lighting with brand new DLC-certified ENERGY STAR LEDs, replacing eight of their HVAC rooftop units with high-efficiency equipment, and upgrading two of their boiler systems.
The full energy efficiency upgrade would save the club 69,798 kWH annually in electricity usage and 7,835 therms in gas usage, reducing a combined 91 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions from the atmosphere. Enough to power 11 homes!
Because Donnelly Energy is a participating contractor with PSE&G’s Direct Install, Cobblestone Creek received over $460,000 in upfront incentives to help cover project costs, with the rest being financed at 0% APR over the next 5 years. This resulted in no out-of-pocket expenses for the club and more importantly, no additional costs to its members.
The first phase of work focused on upgrading the lighting within the clubhouse, including kitchen areas, offices, locker rooms, and more. All of the club’s rooftop units were also replaced as well, with the rest of the project expected to be completed in Fall 2023.
“As New Jersey and PSE&G continue to progress towards a Clean Energy future, we have been fortunate enough to be a part of the journey,” said Justin Avallone, Vice President of Programs for Donnelly Energy. “Donnelly has a special connection within New Jersey’s golf scene, as the preferred energy vendor for the New Jersey State Golf Association (NJSGA). Being able to help country clubs “go green” has always been a big passion of ours.”
Members of the NJSGA can see the energy efficiency project firsthand during Member Golf Day at Cobblestone Creek Country Club on July 17.
To learn more about PSE&G’s Direct Install program or to participate, visit https://bizsave.pseg.com/home/direct-install/. You can also contact Donnelly Energy directly at 973-323-8008 or at www.donnellyenergy.com.
ABOUT DONNELLY ENERGY:
Donnelly Energy is a premier energy efficiency firm dedicated to helping New Jersey businesses and local government entities “go green” and save green. With exceptional Direct Install turn-key services and utility resources, Donnelly’s mission is to offer the best and most cost-efficient upgrades that help commercial facilities in the Garden State reduce their carbon footprint and overall energy costs.
Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) is New Jersey’s oldest and largest gas and electric delivery public utility, serving three-quarters of the state’s population. PSE&G is the winner of the ReliabilityOne Award for superior electric system reliability. PSE&G is a subsidiary of Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG) (NYSE:PEG), a diversified energy company. PSEG has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America for 12 consecutive years.
ABOUT COBBLESTONE CREEK COUNTRY CLUB:
At Cobblestone Creek, our resort-style setting features a highly rated golf course, renowned culinary excellence, and modern racquet facilities, combined with our renovated fitness center and pool complex.
Through our state-of-the-art facilities and vibrant calendar of events, we have cultivated a healthy and active community of friends and families, making Cobblestone Creek the premier private country club of Central New Jersey.
Cobblestone Creek offers a best-in-class, modern country club experience. Frequent tournaments, regular dining availability, and a full calendar of events allow our members and guests to enjoy and connect. Ranging from elegant weddings to business meetings, we strive to ensure the highest standard of satisfaction.