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Green solutions for hotels: Ozone Laundry

Green solutions for hotels: Ozone Laundry

…ew green laundry solutions, Green Hotelier speaks with Matt Deibler, VP of Sales & Marketing at AirTrona International about the environmental benefits of Ozone Laundry systems. Here’s what he had to say… What is Ozone Laundry? Ozone laundry provides hoteliers with an opportunity to diminish their environmental impact while achieving significant reductions in their operational costs. The process involves completion of the wash cycle using…

Talking Point: Hotels’ laundry choices could help drive the circular economy

…onated to charities which recycle fabric or can make use of them – for example kennels. In our laundry system the polymer beads deliver such a gentle wash, less linens end up on the rag pile. A recent test by the independent laundry industry experts LTC compared conventional laundry processes with our system. Comparing the linen recovery rate (the percentage of stained linen that can be washed and put back into stock), the rate was 35.1% for…

Talking Point: Putting the green in your linen supply chain

…y part of a hotel’s environmental footprint, particularly as the largest are capable of laundering millions of items every working day. Washing accounts for approximately 35 per cent of the total process energy consumed in a laundry whilst drying and finishing account for the rest. Suppliers must therefore play their part in reducing this footprint, particularly as they are likely to come under increasing scrutiny. There are several actions that…

Talking Point: Hotels Can Take Bigger Strides to Cut Water Use

…l to be an emotional tipping point turning a visitor into a loyal customer. Encouraging guests to reuse their towels undoubtedly has an impact on a hotel’s bottom line as well as the environment. But introducing eco-friendly laundry facilities goes that extra step and is something to really shout about when it comes to telling your hotel’s brand story. Xeros’ survey showed 77% of people said that when choosing a hotel, they actively search for…

Talking Point: Tackling wastewater on a global scale on World Water Day

…duce water and detergent use, use less energy and wash materials more effectively, whilst also being gentler than standard aqueous washers. If a hotel were to switch its water provider after April 1 and implement an improved laundry system, the savings each year would be between 1% and 8%. One UK-based hotel spa that has changed its laundry is Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa in Suffolk. Steve Miles, housekeeping manager, told us, “As soon as…

Responsible Hospitality in Independent Hotels and Smaller Chains

…as well as a spectrum of environmental issues. The results offered a clearer baseline from which to establish future targets that would make a meaningful contribution to job creation and equity. Nine key areas (natural gas, laundry, wood, vegetables, cleaning chemicals, guest supplies, non-perishable goods, building repair, and crafts) were identified that offered the best opportunity of transforming Spier’s procurement practices. Since then,…

Luxury meets sustainability at The Vineyard, Cape Town

…he Vineyard’s Sustainability Initiatives document. Energy & Carbon (examples) CFE and LED lights installed throughout the conference centre and hotel rooms, leading to a 75% energy saving Installation of energy efficient laundry machines, leading to a 34% energy saving compared to old laundry Installation of eighty 250Wsolar panels, estimated to generate 40,000 kW/hours, resulting in a reduction of annual carbon emissions by over 41 Tons…

Water Management and Responsibility in Hotels

…uds operation Ensure that the water flow rates on tunnel washers and CBWs are adjusted to the manufacturer’s recommended setting When buying washing machines, look out for a good water consumption rating Consider using ozone laundry systems. These inject ozone into the water, which works in conjunction with the laundry chemicals to provide a more efficient wash Swimming pools Having a swimming pool can increase fresh water consumption in a large…

Responsible Procurement

…ion systems. Promotes innovation It can encourage suppliers to invest in developing sustainable products, technologies and processes. EcoLab has worked closely with its client Marriott to come up with a low temperature water laundry system, the Aquanomic laundry system, that reduces water and energy consumption by up to 40%. Good for staff engagement By showing a genuine commitment to environmental and social issues, responsible procurement can…

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