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Certification Requirements

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A facility can be certified as Clean Green by following one of two paths (see table and list below):

1.       Perform listed best management practices (BMPs) and achieve water and energy use standards in accordance with millions of laundry pounds produced as shown on the table

2.       Perform a combination of BMPs considered more indicative of environmental stewardship and attain either water or energy standards.


Water and Energy Standards

Water Standard

2.6 gal/lb.

> 5M pounds annually

3.2 gal/lb.

≤ 5M pounds annually


Energy Standard

3,000 BTU/lb.

> 5M pounds annually

3,700 BTU/lb.

≤ 5M pounds annually


Best Management Practices

Boiler heat recovery or direct-fired hot water heater
Wastewater heat recovery
Wastewater pre-treatment (mechanical)
Wastewater pre-treatment (advanced)
Water reuse technology

Alternative energy, solar or geothermal
Energy audit (every three years)
Fleet vehicles, alternative fuels
Fleet vehicle route optimization
Low temperature detergent
NPE-free detergent
Preventative boiler or water heater maintenance program
Recycling program
Skylights or energy efficient lighting
Slug discharge control plan or spill prevention plan