Canadian Linen recognized for water and energy conservation
February 25, 2014 - Canadian Linen and Uniform Service says it is the largest commercial laundry organization worldwide to earn Clean Green Certification from TRSA (a textile services industry association), which recognizes, among other criteria, its production facilities meeting TRSA’s international standard for water and energy conservation.
By Anthony Capkun
“This new Clean Green designation spans our North American facilities and is an important step forward for our business and the communities that we operate,” said Brian Keegan, senior vice-president of plant operations for Canadian Linen.
To attain the Clean Green Certification, a commercial laundry must comply with water and energy standards and demonstrate best management practices, such as conserving water via a reuse system, utilizing energy-efficient lighting, and so forth.
Canadian Linen says commercial laundries more efficient and than companies that wash their own garments and linens in smaller, less-efficient washers and dryers, or have their workers wash uniforms at home. Commercial laundries realize economies of scope and scale, and often employ the latest technologies for recovering heat, reusing rinse water, etc.