Clean Green Certification recognizes companies that demonstrate responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation by acknowledging commitment to improving water and energy efficiency and adoption of best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources.
Clean Green certified linen, uniform and facility services operations meet quality standards for effectiveness in conserving resources and minimizing environmental impact. Customers that use Clean Green certified companies to supply, launder and maintain linens, uniforms, mats and other reusable textiles can be assured that their provider maximizes sustainable practices.
Large-scale laundries earn Clean Green standards by using high-capacity washing, drying and wrinkle-removal equipment that improve efficiency. To obtain the certification, laundries must document water and energy reduction and deploy best management practices (BMPs) such as:
- Recovering heat from drained hot water and heat dispersed from the process of warming water
- Recapturing drained water from rinses for reuse
- Using environmentally friendly detergents
- Removing solids and liquids from wastewater
- Installing solar energy and energy-efficient lighting
- Recycling programs
- Re-routing trucks to save vehicle fuel
- Implementing preventative maintenance and spill prevention plans
How Laundries Earn This Certification
A laundry facility becomes Clean Green certified by meeting water and energy conservation standards and deploying best management practices (BMPs).
Validating Adherence to Clean Green Standards
TRSA inspects laundry facilities seeking the certification and approves documentation of their water and energy use and BMP deployment through production reports they submit to auditors during the inspections. They are accredited for three years at a time.