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Clean Green Certification 2016

Jim Buik - Sunday, January 24, 2016

Clean Green Certification 2016

In 2012, the Textiles Rental Services Association (TRSA) launched an initiative called the Clean Green Certification Program. Shortly thereafter, we became the first industrial launderer to become Clean Green Certified and we are still the only uniform rental supplier in Chicago to be certified following our re-certification.

Clean Green Certification Process

Every year, we go through the Clean Green Certification audit process. It begins with a self audit, which includes calculating consumption of natural gas and electricity compared to the number of pounds we produce and being under that Clean Green baseline. We also get credit for adhering to the other Clean Green best practices (below). The retrofitting of our plant six years ago to become one of the most energy efficient laundry systems in the country and one of the smallest footprints.

Clean Green Certification Criteria

From the source: "TRSA Clean Green Certification recognizes companies that demonstrate responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation to protect the environment. The program acknowledges a textile service company’s continuing commitment to improving efficiencies in water and energy conservation and adoption of best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources."

Best Management Practices:

  1. Direct-fired Hot Water Heating System
  2. Wastewater Heat Recovery
  3. Energy Efficient Low Temperature Detergents
  4. Wastewater Pre-Treatment, Mechanical Solids Removal
  5. Wastewater Pre-Treatment, Advanced Treatment Technologies
  6. Energy Efficient Lighting and/or Skylights
  7. Energy audit
  8. Alternative Energy
  9. Recycling Programs
  10. Fleet Vehicle Route Optimization
  11. Spill Prevention Plan or Slug Discharge Control Plan
  12. Preventative Boiler or Direct-fired Hot Water Heating System Maintenance
  13. Fleet Vehicles and Alternative Fuels

Read more about Clean Green Certification criteria here.

Contact us to learn more about Chicago work uniform and custom mats Clean Green Certification


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