October 24, 2016

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 6/6/2014

"Whatever the electricity rates are increasing to over the next 25 years, they won't impact me."

-- Doug McCree

Four years ago, Doug McCree couldn't imagine fulfilling his employees wishes for covered parking.

But when a business associate prodded him to explore putting a solar canopy over the parking lot, wishful thinking turned hopeful. Solar developers proposed a plan combined with energy efficiency measures that would reduce the company's electric bill by more than 80 percent.

On Monday, McCree, the president and CEO of First Housing Development Corp. of Florida, fired up a new solar and net zero energy system on its 17,000 square foot, eight-year-old facility.

Read more at the Tampa Bay Times.

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