Dixon Golf reinforces green message - moves headquarters to most environmentally friendly building in western U.S.

Left to right: Steven Lee (investor), Dane Platt (CFO and co-founder), Greg Lewis (community liaison), William Carey (CEO, co-founder), Kevin Sorbo (hercules), Hugh Hallman (Mayor of Tempe), Pace Jordan (Chairman of the Board), Corey Woods (Tempe city councilman).

Dixon Golf took one more step in solidifying its corporate message of environmental responsibility when it signed its lease to occupy the third floor of the Tempe Transportation Center late last month. The LEED-NC registered (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified building is located in the heart of Tempe at 200 E. 5th Street.

The building boasts many eco-friendly features, such as natural ventilation, lights made from recycled traffic signal lights and a ventilated desert ‘green roof’ – similar to a roof garden to offset heat. The building is a flexible 100 year building, designed to accommodate many uses over time. A solar veil on the east side of the building provides shade to the large windows facing 5th Street. These features help reduce the energy consumption of the building by 52 percent compared to the same building without the advanced eco-friendly technology.

“Authenticity is of utmost importance to us. We want to be ‘green’ in every aspect of our business. That’s why we make the golf balls we do, why we run a paperless office and why our apparel is made from bamboo. This building closes the circle on making Dixon Golf the most eco-friendly golf company there is,” said Dixon Golf CEO, William Carey.

The building also serves as the hub for all of Tempe’s mass transit agencies. It functions as a light rail stop and the main hub for Tempe’s buses. Bustling Mill Ave. is two blocks to the west, providing food and entertainment options to the staff and visitors of the Transportation Center.

Dixon Golf’s third floor space include offices, two conference rooms, a putting green and a golf simulator. The countertops will be made from recycled paper, called paper stone and the veneer will be made from bamboo.

Other unique eco-friendly aspects of the Tempe Transportation Center •  Seeking LEED Platinum Certification • Recyclable carpet throughout the building • Flooring made from recycled bus tires • All the furnishings are made from recyclable material, or are recyclable themselves • No forest wood was used in the building.

Dixon Golf, a Tempe, AZ based company, is the world’s only manufacturer of a high performance, eco-friendly family of golf balls. Borne from a desire to limit its impact on the environment, Dixon also offers a golf ball recycling program through its retail locations that pays $1 per used Dixon ball and $.50 for any other brand. Even the packaging is made from 100% recycled material. From core to cover, from packaging to production, Dixon Golf is setting a new standard in environmental consciousness. Dixon golf balls are distributed internationally and conform to USGA standards, with a PGA Tour Partner’s 92% approval rating. For more information about Dixon Golf, visit www.dixongolf.com.