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Xeros Blog

Energy Savings Often Overlooked When Buying Commercial Laundry Equipment

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All our actions have a direct and indirect impact on climate change. Both consumers and businesses are actively trying to reduce their carbon footprint and one of the resulting benefits is reduced energy costs. Energy conservation is a win-win for everyone.  Read More

Topics: Utility Savings, Laundry Costs, Energy Savings

Why Autumn is the Perfect Time to Think About Energy Savings For Businesses

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It's November, and while the world may not look particularly green at the moment, fall is the perfect time to think about energy savings.  Read More

Topics: Energy Savings

Greening Your Business: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle for Professional Dry Cleaning

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Going “green” for drycleaners is not just about regulations. It’s about attracting customers, retaining employees, and improving profitability.  Today’s customers are environmentally conscious – they are carrying recycled shopping bags and eating organic food and they want to support businesses that are eco-friendly. Green practices can enhance your public image and help attract and retain talented employees who take pride in their workplace. New technologies are available that help reduce consumption of our natural resources such as water, as well as reducing the use of chemicals.  Forward-thinking drycleaners need to do more than just “greenwash” their offering. They need to implement business practices that have a positive impact on the environment and the community.  Read More

Topics: Green Technology, Energy Savings, Drycleaners

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

Rethinking Wet Clean: The Old Rules No Longer Apply

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For decades, several rules have dominated the commercial laundry industry:  Read More

Topics: Commercial Laundry, Polymer Beads, Energy Savings

Six Green Technologies That Give Us Hope For A Sustainable Future

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It’s a well-known fact that green technology is no longer just a niche part of the global economy. With emerging economies such as China, India and Brazil jostling for resources alongside the West, there’s never been a more pressing time to embrace green technology that helps cut carbon emissions. These revolutionary new technologies give us hope for sustainable future, as long as they are embraced by the world’s main economic players:  Read More

Topics: Sustainability, Green Technology, Energy Savings

Why Falling Oil Prices Mustn’t Deflect the Search For Eco Technologies

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With global oil prices in free-fall there have been a number of reports that consumers, particularly in the US, are switching away from small economical cars to larger ‘gas guzzlers’. It illustrates a fundamental challenge that faces ‘green’ pioneers. Products that use less resources and energy have to deliver the same or better performance than the less efficient products they seek to replace.  Read More

Topics: Energy Technology, Energy Savings

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

Dry Cleaners Go Green with Xeros

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More than ever, commercial laundries are under pressure to find ways to be more efficient not only maximize their profits, but to reduce their carbon footprint in efforts to appeal to their environmentally conscious customers. For decades, the dry cleaning industry, in particular, has been the focus of MACT and GACT control standards for Perchloroethylene (perc, for short) as a part of the US’ Clean Air Act. Perc is a solvent used in dry cleaning that has been identified as an “air toxic” with numerous health risks caused by exposure, such as adverse effects on the kidney, liver, immune system, and hematologic system, in addition to impaired cognition and motor control. When released into the environment, perc evaporates, contributing to the creation of smog when it reacts with other volatile organic carbon substances in the air. This is a large part of the reason why dry cleaners have begun to distance themselves from the use of perc in their cleaning processes, choosing instead to use other solvents and processes for cleaning fabrics. For example, Crest Advanced Dry Cleaners uses Green Earth Cleaning solutions for dry cleaning in place of perc.  Additionally, for its laundry side of the business, Crest recently discovered the Xeros polymer bead washing system.  Read More

Topics: Green Technology, Energy Savings, Drycleaners

UK's Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme Is A Step In The Right Direction

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Many organisations with a presence in the UK need to be preparing now for a welcome scheme compelling them to identify energy saving opportunities.   Affected bodies have little more than a year to confirm compliance with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme to the Environment Agency. They can do this from 1 January 2015 and the final deadline for doing so is 5 December next year.  Before taking this step, however, there could be several significant, and potentially time-consuming, hurdles which relevant entities must clear.  Read More

Topics: Energy Savings