Jinji Lake Golf Club

GEO Certified® 08/2014 GEO Re-Certified 09/2017
Suzhou,
China
Telephone: +86 512-62883427
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Executive summary (English & local language)

In advance 2 weeks of communication, and after carefully refer to the documents and datum of the certification and application of the club, I came to visit Jinji Lake Golf Club on August 10th. I was with the general manager of the club, Mr. Li Dawei, the club director Miss Xu Wenxiu, and the course superintendent, Mr. Bao Zhenghui, for nearly an hours meeting. I had been communicating with them about the relevant issues of this certification renewal from GEO, and informations of the club certification needs to understand and confirm. After the meeting, I mainly communicated with the superintendent Mr. Bao Zhenghui, about the environmental protection measures taken by the club in Nature, Water, Energy, Supply chain, Pollution control, and Community. Our conversation lasted for two hours. Accompanied by Mr. Bao, I took a tour to look at the 27-hole course, pump station, club buildings, course maintenance center and its office area. During this tour, I met Mr. Zhang, Director of mechanic, and Mr. Gu Hong, Director of engineer, conducted communication and inquiry with them. Through communication with the club management personnel and site view, I saw lots of fact to make me to recognize the club was maintaining GEO concept of environmental protection, and implementation effect, at the same time there is a lot of progress, for example, to further reduce the area of the turf, reduce the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, keep switching to low-power lighting facilities, reduce energy consumption, increase oil and electricity mix mowers, use clean energy, and reduce fuel use. But I also found that there were still some areas for improvement in environmental protection, for example, there were few initiatives to promote environmental protection between clubs and surrounding hotels, some sprinklers head of the course can not play its due role in the shrub, wasting water resources. Still, overall, I think the Jinji Lake Golf Club has been sticking to the requirements of environmental protection of GEO, maken great efforts to promote the club's ecological sustainable development, environmental protection basically reached the certification renewal standards and can be recommended for achieving GEO Certified status again.

提前两周沟通,和认真查阅金鸡湖高尔夫俱乐部的认证资料及申请资料后,我于2017年8月10日到访该球会,与球会的总经理李大伟先生,球会运营总监徐文秀女士,草坪总监 包正辉先生进行了近一小时的会议,我与他们沟通了关于本次GEO再次认证的相关事项,及认证须了解和确认的信息。会议后,我主要与草坪总监逐项沟通和问询了关于球会自然环境、水、能源、供应链、污染控制、和社区等几个方面该球会所采取的环境保护措施,我们的谈话进行了两个小时。在包总监的陪同下,我查看了27洞球场、喷灌泵站、球场维护中心及办公区域、会所建筑,查看期间与机修主管张先生,工程总监顾宏先生进行了沟通和问询。经过与球会管理人员的沟通和现场查看,我认为球会很好地维持了GEO环境保护的理念和实施效果,同时有不少的进步,比如在进一步减少草坪的面积,减少化学肥料和农药的使用;持续换用低耗能照明设施,减少能源的消耗;增加油电混合剪草机,使用清洁能源,减少燃油的使用。不过,我也发现了该球会在环保方面仍有一些需要改进的地方,比如与周边酒店联动推进环保理念和行动开展很少、球场的个别喷头在灌木中不能起到应有的作用,浪费了水资源。但是,总体而言,我认为金鸡湖高尔夫俱乐部坚持执行了GEO环保要求,努力促进了俱乐部的环保生态可持续发展,基本达到了再认证所必须的标准,可以通过本次现场认证。

Nature

俱乐部116公顷的土地中没有新建筑的增加,其周边也没有新社区的开发。球场的27洞中,林克斯、湿地和森林景观风格非常分明。林克斯九洞中的高草区域高羊茅已野生化,当地草种“白茅"发展迅速,有可能成为优势植物,球场景观更贴近林克斯的自然风格;森林场中,2016年之前替换草坪改造的冬青植物生长良好,增加了该场景观的层次,同时减少了草坪养护面积;湿地场自去年开始进行了半长草区草坪改造,减少了约5万平方米的草坪,而种植了野花和芒类景观草,湿地场的景观更加自然,也减少了近15%的草坪养护工作。球场的自然区域面积和植物种类在增加。

There are no new building additons to the club's 116-hectare site, and no new communities developed around it. The links, wetland and forest landscape style are very distinct in the 27 holes course. In 'links' nine holes' rough area, tall fescue has been becoming wild, local grass "Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica)" grows fast, it may become into one of the dominant species. The landscape of this nine holes is closer to the natural style of links. In 'forest' nine holes, the evergreen shrub that replaced the turf before 2016 has grown well and has increased the level of the landscape, while reducing the maintenance area of the turf. In 'wetland' nine holes, turf of semi-rough area was renovated since last year, about 50000 square meters of turf was reduced, and changed into mixed wild flowers and landscape grass. Wetland landscape is more natural, also nearly 15% of turf maintenance is reduced, resulting in natural areas of the course and plant species increased.

了解到:减少了人工养护的草坪面积,相应增加了自然景观植物:野花组合、芒草;减少狗牙根草坪约5万平方米;增加了冬青、毛娟、荷花、睡莲、野花类、芒草类植物;没有观察到野生动物种类的增加。减少了冬季交播冷季型草的面积,不交播发球台。一直与GEO的环保平台保持密切沟通,草坪总监对生态系统和景观环境及球场养护与客人打球之间的内在关系及协调有较深的认识和理解,球场养护中贯彻了生态环保可持续发展的理念,主导实施了球场中自然区域的增加等促进球场环境更自然化的大量工作。

Turf maintenance area has been reduced, the natural landscape plants were added accordingly, such as: mixed wild flowers and low input landscape grass. About 50000 square meters of bermudagrass turf was reduced, and the plant added include: holly, azaleas, lotus, water lily, wild flower, and miscanthus. Wild animal species increasing has not yet been observed. Overseeding area of the course was reduce, tee area was not overseeded. Course superintendent has been in close communication with GEO environmental protection platform, has a deep understanding of the relationship between ecological system and landscape environment, and between the course maintenance and players' golf requirement. The course superintendent has carried out the concept of eco-environmental sustainable development, which has led to the implementation of an increase of natural areas in the course, and has done a lot of work to promote course naturalization.

林克斯场中,野生白茅植被已经占到了长草区面积的三分之一以上,这些区域更加自然化;湿地场主要在发球台周边和远离球道的地块,减少了约5万平方米的狗牙根草坪,替换种植了芒类景观草和野花组合植物;湿地场的湖体内增加了荷花和睡莲等水生植物。球场的生境丰富度有所增加,野生区域扩大。同时减少了这些野生区域的人工维护干预,每年仅进行一次修剪,促进了对该区域的植物与动物保护。不足之处,自然高草区中植物多样化较低,同时仍有较大面积的人工区域有待增加。

In 'links' nine holes, wild cogongrass has taken over more than a third of the rough area, which makes the area more naturalized. At the same time, the artificial maintenance intervention in the out-of-play areas was reduced, and only once a year was mowed which is now a more protective action for plants and animals in the area. There are some areas that can be improved even further - the plant diversity can be increased in some rough areas, and more space can be given to naturalization of the site.

在打球区域:发球台、球道、半长草和果岭的草坪草的种类没有变化,非打球区域:高草区和隔离区野生地被有所增加,增加的有:白茅,萝藦,双穗雀稗。

There was no change in turfgrass species in green, tee, fairway and semi-rough area of the course. Wild plant species increased in rough and isolation area, these plant include: cogongrass, Japanese metaplexis, paspalum.

观察到球会通过增加自然区域的面积来保护自然生境,减少了这些区域草坪养护所需的修剪、施肥、灌溉和农药的使用。对于林下采用了草屑和树枝粉碎物覆盖,提升了观感,循环利用了自然资源。增加了打孔和铺沙的物理作业次数。

I had observed that the club protects habitats and environment by increasing the area of natural area, which reduced the according turf area need for maintenance such as mowing, fertilizing, irrigation and pestcide use. In woodlands, the use of clips and branch cuttings to cover the ground surface enhanced the sense of view and recycled natural resources. Physical maintenance such as coring and topdressing was increased.

Water

球会的用水来源主要为湖水和市政自来水;排水去向主要为内湖和市政污水管道;没有使用处理过的污水。2014到16年会所用水量变化与客流量增加相关,球场喷灌用水量变化与年度降雨量有关。

The water source of the club mainly lake water and municipal water. The drainage is mainly for inland lakes and municipal sewage pipes. No treated sewage is used. The amount of water used in the 2014 and 2016 was different from each annually, and this difference is related to the rounds played each year. The variation of water consumption in the course is related to the annual rainfall.

水源没有变化,球场灌溉和设施清洗使用湖水,会所使用市政自来水;球场灌溉用水量在过去的三年中变化较大,用量相差最大接近300,000,000升,问询了解到其主要原因与年度的降雨量有关。会所用水量在过去的三年中,每年增加近20,000,000升,问询了解到其与营业客流量的增加有关。

Water source was not changed: course irrigation and machines washing used water in lakes, water used in club is from municipal water. In the past three years, irrigation water consumption for the course has changed greatly. The amount of water used varies by the largest amount, which is close to 300,000,000 liters. The main reason for this is that it has to do with the annual rainfall. The amount of water used by the club has increased by nearly 20,000,000 liters per year over the past three years, and enquiries have been made about the increase, which indicate the increase is related to the play rounds increase every year.

球场采用中央控制喷灌系统,并有Fertigation设备,中控软件今年刚刚升级更新,系统更稳定和易于操控。喷灌系统的操作为中控加人工调整,草坪区域喷灌全覆盖,喷灌效率较高。
不足之处:部分区域的喷头在草坪改造后没有及时调整,喷头在灌木中不能发挥高效作用。

The center control system is used to control sprinkler system in this course, and installed fertigation system. The control software has just been updated this year. The system is more stable and easy to control. The operation of sprinkler irrigation system is to add artificial adjustment to the central control. The sprinkler irrigation is covered all of the turf area. Irrigation efficiency is high. The deficiency is that the sprinkler head in some areas is not adjusted after some turf area renovation, and the sprinkler head can not play an efficient role in shrubs.

减少了草坪面积,同时减少了喷灌的区域,节省了喷灌用水;夏季使用Fertigation系统,节约了常规施肥后灌溉需求,同时增加了施肥效率。会所中的水龙头采用快速开关,一定程度减少了水的消耗。

The course reduced the area of the turf and reduced the area of sprinkler irrigation, saved irrigation water. Fertigation system is used in summer, which saved the water used after the fertilization, at the same time increase the fertilizer efficiency. The faucet used in the clubhouse uses a quick switch, which reduces the water consumption to a certain extent.

Energy

俱乐部使用的能源没有种类的变化,但草坪修剪开始使用油电混合设备,减少了燃油的使用。年度的能源使用量因客流量和气候变化有所增减。

Energy used by the club did not change, but hybrid devices was begun to use for turfgrass mowing, to reduce the use of fuel. Annual energy use was changed due to the play rounds and climate change.

会所照明、球场照明、和泵站为用电大户;会所洗浴用水的加热、餐饮厨房为天然气的主要使用者;球场养护车辆设备和俱乐部通勤车辆为燃油的主要消耗者。消耗量在2014到2016每年有递减趋势。

Power was mainly used by Clubhouse and course lighting, and pump station. Natural gas was mainly used for heating bath water and cooking. Fuel was mainly used for course maintenance machines and vehicles of club. Energy consumption had a declining trend from 2014 to 2016.

增加了油电混合剪草机,五联和三联剪草机各三台,减少了相应的燃油的使用;会所每年持续更换使用LED灯照明,每个灯由50W减少到10w;推迟灯光球场开始使用灯光的日期,同时减少每次提供照明时间,节省电能。球场灯光推迟近1个月开始使用,每次减少1小时左右。

Three hybrid 5-unit mowers and 3-unit mower were purchased by club to reduce feul consumption. LED lights were constantly used to replace the regular lights every year, electrical power use reduce from 50W to 10W for each light. The club also changed the opening time of the lighting course to reduce the use of electricity. The lighting course opening was postponed one month every year and reduced 1 hour use for each day.

Supply Chain

采购供应链方面,观察了解到:国产物品采购增加,替代部分进口产品;农药肥料等采购环保型产品增加;节约意识一直保持。

Through observation and understanding of club procurement supply chain I found out that domestic purchases of commodities had replaced some imported products. New products of environmental protection was increased in the procurement of pesticide and fertilizer. The club management persisted in practising strict economy.

货比三家,注重性价比,注重与供应商的长期合作

The purchasing policies are shopping around, focusing on cost performance, pay attention to the long-term cooperation with the supplier.

杀虫和杀菌剂使用环保型产品,并积极寻找和使用国内产品,增加产品的供应商数量。如嘧菌酯类产品,使用国产替代进口,每公斤节约近1000元。

The club choose environmental protection products for pesticide and fungicide, and positively used domestic products, increased the number of suppliers. For example, the club used domestic dipyrethane products replaced imported to save 1000 yuan for each kilogram products.

草坪管理中的化肥和农药用量有所减少。氮素肥料减少的较多,把握客人对草坪色泽能接受同时草坪能健康生长的原则,调整肥料的氮素比例,减少氮素用量。增加了打孔和铺沙作业次数,果岭增加了6次每年,促进草坪的抗病能力,减少农药使用。但今年沙子的价格涨幅较大,增加了此项费用投入。

There had been a decrease in the amount of fertilizers and pesticides used in course turf management. Nitrogen fertilizer was reduced. Superintendent adjusted the N ratio of nitrogen fertilizer to reduce amount of N use. He also increased coring and topdressing for course turf, which increased 6 times or green topdressing every year, to promote the anti-disease ability of turfgrass and reduce the use of pesticides. But this year the price of sand has increased, which lead to increase the cost of topdressing.

对报废的机械进行了拆解零件再利用,个别机械降级使用,如老旧的球道剪草机修剪长草;一直坚持粉碎球场内修剪的树枝等循环用作地表覆盖物,打孔的沙回填到草坪中。

The club disassembled the scrapped machinery to reuse the parts, and made some machines degrade, such as made old fairway mower to cut rough area. The club has been consistently crushing branches which pruned from the tree in the course, to recycle and use as ground covers. The sand from coring was also consistently reused to put back in the turf.

Pollution Control

俱乐部的排水系统为雨污分排;污水排入了市政污水管道;对污染危险物进行了专门存放和专业公司处理;球场水体旁留有高草缓冲区;施肥用药控制用量避免污染环境。

The drainage system of the club has advanced and separate rain water and sewage, sewage discharged into the municipal sewage pipe. The club has carried on the special deposit to pollution hazards, which treated by professional processing company. In the course, the turf close to lake edges is keep as rough area, which to buffer polluted water flow in the lake. The amount of fertilizers and pesticides used were controled to avoid environmental pollution.

湖水没有检测,目测水体比较清澈,场内湖与场外湖相比,富营养化程度低,没有象外湖大面积发生蓝藻问题。

The lake water was not tested by lab, but it is visually clear. The lake in the course is visually less eutrophication than the lake outside the course, and there is no such widespread blue algae problem.

纳入了市政污水处理

Waste water is drained into the municipal sewage treatment system.

专门隔离存放,并由专业公司处理

Hazardous materials were specially separated and deposited and treated by professional processing company.

会所对于餐饮和洗浴的生活污水纳入市政管道处理,厨房油烟由专业排油烟设备处理。场务部对于废机油等单独存放和处理;冲洗机械车辆的水排入市政污水管道;以此防止环境污染。

In the clubhouse, the daily sewage of catering and bathing is included in municipal pipeline treatment. The oil fume in the kitchen is handled by professional exhaust fume equipment. Waste oil etc. is stored and processed separately in the maintenance center. And water used to flush vehicles is drained into municipal sewage pipes.

球场中采用了高草缓冲区防止大雨时农药和肥料排入湖中,严格控制每次施肥和喷药的用量,防止过量所产生的危害。

On the golf course, the buffer area with long grass rough is used to prevent heavy rain wash pesticide and fertilizer into the lakes. The dosage of each fertilizer and spray is strictly controlled to prevent the harmful effects of overdose.

Community

俱乐部周边没有相邻的社区,相对独立,附近有一酒店。GEO的认证对生态环保的理念在俱乐部内部和会员中的推广作用明显。

There are no adjacent communities around the club, relatively independent, and there is a hotel nearly. GEO certification make the eco-environmental protection concept promoted in the club and members obviously.

场务部的主管和员工都进行了比较严格的培训,深刻理解了精确施肥用药和灌溉对促进球场生态环保的作用,每年有固定的培训,我查看了他们的记录和照片。

I had checked the annual trainning records of the staffs of maintence center, they are all trained strictly to understand the important function of precise fertilization, spray and irrigation for eco-environmental protection

在每年冬季,草坪总监组织管理骨干人员进行培训和学习,参加行业的草坪管理交流会,贯彻可持续环保管理理念和工作方法。

During the annual winter, superintendent organizes the key personnel to conduct training and study, paticipate in the turf management communication meeting of the industry, and implement the working methods and concepts of sustainable environmental management.


俱乐部与相邻酒店有一定的互动活动,让住店客人了解生态环保,可持续环境的理念。

The club has a certain interaction with adjacent hotels, through the promotioin activities, guests can understand the concepts of ecological environmental protection and sustainable environment management.

我与运营负责人进行了沟通,了解到她对环保生态理念有深刻认识,对服务员工都有相关的培训

I communicated with the director of operation of the club, and found she had deep understanding and knowledge of eco-environment protection, and she had conducted related training for the staffs of her department.

在俱乐部接待的一些外部赛事中,来场嘉宾对GEO认证的关注促进了环保生态理念的推广。

The club hosted some external events, the guests were very interested in the GEO certification, which promotes the eco-environment protection and sustainability idea.

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Conclusion

金鸡湖高尔夫俱乐部坚持执行了GEO环保要求,基本达到了再认证所必须的标准,取得了环保可持续发展的成果,可以通过本次现场认证。

Jinji Lake has persisted with conducting the GEO requirements of environmental protection, continues to reach the certification standards and achieve desired levels of sustainability awareness and performance. Following this on-site verification I can recommend the club renews its certification for the next 3-year period.

Certification Highlights

俱乐部坚持了以往的环保措施,维护了以往的环保成果,大大降低了环境污染风险;
进一步减少了草坪的面积,增加了自然生境;
俱乐部内部环保理念得到了加强推广;

The club has adhered to previous environmental measures and maintained previous environmental achievements, which greatly reduced the risk of environmental pollution.
The course further reduced the area of turf, increased natural area and habitat.
Within the club, the concept of environmental protection has been strengthened and is well communicated.