Shared Space, Shared Responsibility
We believe that every individual and every business has an obligation to do what they can to ensure the health of our environment. As a result, the values of conservation and preservation are woven into every one of our projects. Additionally, we collaborate with organizations that are working hard to ensure a better environment for all of us.
Environmental Leader in Golf Award – Queenstown Harbor 2012
Golf courses that find themselves within hailing distance of the environmentally sensitive Chesapeake Bay typically set the bar fairly high in terms of their stewardship of the land. But even among those stars, Queenstown Harbor and its director of golf and grounds, John R. Anderes, CGCS, stand out, a fact further solidified by the course being named the 2012 ELGA (Environmental Leader in Golf Award) National Public Course winner.
Certified Clean Marinas
Both of our Marinas (Atlantic Marina Resort on the Patapsco and Atlantic Marina on the Magothy) are proud to be certified as Maryland Clean Marinas. The Maryland Clean Marina Initiative recognizes and promotes marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs of any size that meet legal requirements and voluntarily adopt pollution prevention practices. As of late 2009 DNR has certified nearly 25 percent of Maryland’s estimated 600 marinas as Clean Marinas or Clean Marina Partners.
Washington Gas Energy Services (WGES) and The Brick Companies (TBC) have partnered to provide 100% wind energy for all of TBC’s Maryland properties. The purchase of approximately 11.6 million kWh of WGES wind power will help reduce energy costs to our tenants by as much as 30% and is equivalent to taking more than 1,568 cars off the road for one year!
Solar Array at Queenstown Harbor
A large ground-mounted energy-producing solar array has been dedicated on the grounds of the Queenstown Harbor Golf Course. This array will provide as much as 30% of the current energy needs, saving approximately $12,000 per year in energy costs and resulting in a return on our investment of as much as 25%. Click here to track our Solar Array’s energy production in real time.