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Xeros Customers Offered More Than $500,000 in Energy Incentives

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Hotels, commercial and industrial laundries, dry cleaners, fitness centers are all benefitting from incentives offered by twenty utility companies for using the Xeros polymer bead cleaning system and high performance dryers. The energy incentives are part of a program to promote energy-saving technologies under the Federal Energy Management Program’s Energy Incentive Program after specific pre-determined energy savings milestones are met.   Read More

Topics: Energy Incentives

PG & E Offers Energy Incentives for California-based Commercial Laundries

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If you are a California-based hotel, dry cleaner, spa, athletic club or commercial laundry you may be eligible for financial incentives from PG&E for adopting polymer bead cleaning laundry systems from Xeros.  Read More

Topics: Commercial Laundry, Water Shortage, Energy Efficiency, Energy Incentives, Energy Savings

Managing Dry Cleaning Energy Costs with Polymer Bead Technology

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Controlling energy costs and satisfying government regulations regarding emissions can be incredibly difficult for even the best commercial dry cleaning operation. The traditional dry cleaning process is inherently emissions-intensive, which is why many consumers have a negative image of dry cleaners as a whole.  Read More

Topics: Commercial Laundry, Polymer Beads, Energy Incentives, Drycleaners

Energy Incentive Programs at Work for Commercial Launderers

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All around the world, energy consumption is becoming an increasingly important concern. Many energy generation methods produce an enormous carbon footprint and consume the planet’s finite resources. In the EU, goals have been set to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% or more by 2030 and boost renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements by 27% as well. In the USA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S Department of Energy (DOE) are cooperatively working with more than 60 leading gas and electric utility providers on what they call the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency. This action plan is designed to encourage energy conservation among all energy consumers.  Read More

Topics: Commercial Laundry, Energy Efficiency, Energy Incentives

More than $200K in Incentives offered by Utility Companies to Hotels and Commercial Laundries Adopting Xeros Laundry Systems

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To help businesses, utility companies have a number of incentives that include programs to make lighting, heating, and facilities more energy efficient.  There is government funding available under the Federal Energy Management Program’s Energy Incentive Program in the U.S. for utility companies to help businesses become more energy-efficient. One way utilities help businesses become more energy efficient is to offer financial incentives if they adopt new energy saving technologies.  Read More

Topics: Commercial Laundry, Energy Incentives, Laundry Costs, Hotels, Energy Savings

How the U.S. is Taking a Lead on Energy Efficiency

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“Energy efficiency is not just a low hanging fruit; it is a fruit that is lying on the ground.” These poignant words were spoken by the former US Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu, who delivered a speech on energy efficiency at Harvard University in 2009.  Read More

Topics: Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Energy Incentives

Carrot vs Stick: Why we need to act to encourage the adoption of energy saving technology

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Last week, European leaders agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030; a 27% target for boosting renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements was also confirmed.  There has since been fierce debate, with critics arguing that the targets are not ambitious enough, and risk damaging the green economy in Europe. Those in favour of the targets set by the EU point to the fragile European recovery being hindered when high targets are imposed.  Read More

Topics: Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Energy Incentives

Utility Incentives Now Available for Hotels and Commercial Laundries

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To help businesses, utility companies have developed a number of incentives that include programs to make lighting, heating, and facilities more energy efficient.  Specific program services range from education, technical assistance and buying alliances through to financing assistance in an effort to help firms reduce operating and maintenance costs. There is government funding available in the U.S. for utility companies to help businesses become more energy-efficient.  Read More

Topics: Energy Incentives, Laundry Costs

Why Hotel’s Laundry Services are Responsible for High Utility Costs

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For hotels that use in-house laundry services to provide their guests with clean linens and bath towels, high utility costs are often a fact of life. The question for many hotel owners and managers is, “why are my hotel’s laundry services responsible for such high utility costs?”  Read More

Topics: Energy Efficiency, Energy Incentives, Laundry Costs, Hotels