Environmental Leadership

The Alliance works together to create a sustainable future for healthcare laundry and linen

 

The Environmental Stewardship Program

The Alliance members are industry leaders in environmental sustainability. As members of the The Laundry Environmental Stewardship Program (LaundryESP®)​​ they are committed to increasing efficiencies and creating more sustainable business practices. 

Recycling Water

The Healthcare Linen Alliance saves over 300,000,000 gallons of fresh water each year through the use of various technologies.
 
Continuous batch washers use a backflow system that helps recycle and reduce water usage while also reducing the amount of cleaning solvents used.
 
Proprietary water filtration and reuse systems along with the introduction of UV and Ozone technology can all lead up to an 60% fresh water reduction.
 
The water recycling system reduces the amount of effluent waste water that goes back into our environment while improving overall water quality, linen quality and sanitation.
 

Recapturing Heat

The heat recapture technology has three main advantages it reduces the amount of energy being used, it is cost effective, and it decreases degradation of the boiler.

High speed pumps are used to propel hot water through the heat exchanger, quickly warming the incoming fresh water, preparing it for the wash process.

Heat reclaimer systems and heat exchangers efficiently recycle the warmth coming from the discharged water — saving gas and electricity costs.

This system improves the efficiencies of the boilers and other wash equipment.

The Alliance members regularly invest in sustainable wash technologies in order to continue decreasing their carbon footprint.

Reducing Emissions

The Alliance members have worked together to achieve significant reductions per pound of textiles laundered by using heat recapture technology, providing local laundering options, and recycling water. 

By choosing an Alliance member you are choosing a local laundry service, reducing the distance travelled. This cuts back the amount of diesel fuel emissions produced from long distance highway transportations.

Reduction in total energy consumption:
27%
Reduction in CO2 emissions:
24%

For more information about the Laundry ESP visit https://www.trsa.org/resources/research/laundryesp/