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Easy Energy Completes Solar Water Heating Project at Orange Tree Golf Resort

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Orange Tree Golf Resort, a Scottsdale resort, sees more than 50% annual savings on energy costs by installing a solar water heating system.

Phoenix, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) December 14, 2010

Phoenix-based Easy Energy has just announced the completed installation of a solar water heating system at the Orange Tree Golf Resort, one of Arizona’s finest luxury golf resort destinations. The solar water heating system is designed to offset the natural gas usage in the nine large boilers throughout the Scottsdale Golf Resort. It is estimated that the new system will save 465 tons of CO2 annually, which equates to planting 34,500 trees each year. The new system provides all 160 Orange Tree Golf Resort guest rooms and on-site laundry facilities with water heated by the Arizona sun.

“Solar Water Heating is the most efficient way to capture solar sunlight,” says Brian Bartel, President of Easy Energy. “With over 300 days of abundant sunshine available every year, the Phoenix area is ideal for implementing widespread solar technology. Any Arizona business operation that heats water without incorporating solar technology, including Hotels, Laundromats, Apartment Communities and Hospitals, are wasting money and fossil-fuel resources.”

Easy Energy installed over 200 flat panel solar collectors on the resort’s rooftops and added large storage tanks in the boiler room to optimize the efficiency of the system. The entire project installation took approximately six weeks from start to finish.

The installation of solar is one of several initiatives the Orange Tree Golf Resort has undertaken to become more sustainable. Bruce Hamm, General Manager of the Orange Tree Golf Resort, says the benefits are two fold. “The solar water heating system has decreased our overall energy costs, and guests appreciate our efforts to be more environmentally conscious.”

With swift installation, affordable financing and significant reductions in operating costs over time, Easy Energy is making solar water heating a smart investment for Arizona businesses like Orange Tree Golf Resort. “I am proud to offer money-saving solutions for businesses in the energy sector and even more proud to accomplish the objective with nearly exclusive use of American-made materials and an Arizona labor force.” says Holly Rodriguez, Managing Member of Easy Energy.

About Easy Energy
Easy Energy is a Registered Arizona Contractor based in Phoenix, Arizona, operating state-wide. The company designs, installs and maintains commercial solar energy systems. Easy Energy administers the paperwork for customers to receive applicable rebates, tax incentives, building permits and financing. The company has plans to expand its service territory outside of Arizona and incorporate other forms of renewable energy that will offer long-term energy savings for business owners. For more information on Easy Energy’s solar energy solutions for commercial or residential use, please call (602) 302-7640 or visit

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About Orange Tree Golf Resort
Recently awarded a finalist for the Scottsdale Green by Design Award from the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Orange Tree Golf Resort in Scottsdale, AZ is recognized by the community for its green efforts in reducing non-recyclable waste, reducing water usage and implementing a recycling program on property. Make reservations or find out more information about Orange Tree Golf Resort on the web at

The Orange Tree Golf Resort wins the Green by Design Award!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Green by Design Awards Celebrates Eco-Friendly Business Practices
Local companies acknowledged by the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau for their dedication to green practices

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Nov. 3, 2009) – The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau revealed the winners of the Green by Design Awards at its Quarterly Update Meeting on Nov. 3 as part of its sustainability initiatives. Orange Tree Golf Resort, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Desert Botanical Garden and O’Neil Printing were recognized for exhibiting outstanding sustainability practices.

The Scottsdale bureau acknowledged participants in three categories: Green, Greener and Greenest. The Green category recognizes businesses that created green projects, programs or campaigns; while the Greener designation is awarded for improvements on pre-existing efforts. The Greenest category is for companies that practice both green initiatives and offer green products or services.

Orange Tree Golf Resort won in the Green category for installing a solar water heating system, which dramatically reduces natural gas emissions, for use in their on-site laundry and housekeeping area as well as for 20 guest rooms. It is estimated that the resort will decrease their associated natural gas bill by 50 percent and eliminate approximately 100 tons of carbon emissions annually. In six months, the company hopes to expand this green practice to all guest rooms.

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