Sustainability, energy efficiency, “Green” concepts, LEED building design are often touched on in commercial laundry design meetings and reviews, but how often do decision makers grant the approval to move forward with these ideas realizing the environmental impact if these ideas are not incorporated?
Fuel Energy and Water – Water is still required to wash; water is heated. Commercial laundry machinery designs have limitations to the amount of water they can save. Heat energy required varies directly with the amount of water. In machines that heat water on board, one of the most fundamentally inefficient means of heating water, live steam injection, is employed. Filtering 100% of the wastewater not carried forward to drying machinery and recycling that filtered water optimizes the gallons per pound used for production and captures the heat available in the wastewater directly minimizing the amount of live steam injection that is required to achieve washing temperatures.
Our project of the month show cases a commercial laundry in the Pacific Northwest that has realized fuel and water use efficiency and sustainability objectives.
- 55,539,274 gallons recycled in 27 months
- Achieving a 79% recovery rate
- 210,438 therms of heat energy
With Kemco’s water recycling system operating watch the numbers grow!