- Created on Sunday, 02 September 2001 14:18
- Written by Staff
If you filled 32 Olympic-size swimming pools, it would take 900 million gallons of water. That’s the same amount of water that was conserved in 1999 by Lodging Partners of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Alliances for Voluntary Efficiency (WAVE) program. Since the program was launched in 1993, almost 50 hotels and inns have joined WAVE to initiate water conservation efforts.
Typically, lodging facilities who elect to join the program save 25 to 30 percent in water use, noted John Flowers, director of the WAVE program. The key to this success is the free full-service water management software tool offered by WAVE, allowing properties to benchmark current water use habits and then evaluate options in equipment or operational modifications and changes that could increase savings.
The software suggests various steps that participants can take to conserve water. WAVE partners also have access to the programs supporters, consisting of consulting firms, equipment distributors, manufacturing companies, and utility and water management companies, who share information on products, services and best practices for water conservation. The WAVE program has only one requirement --you must report your water savings once a year.
Interested facilities can call (202)564-0623 for further information
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Mac-Gray Corporation’s Lighten The Load™ Initiative
WALTHAM, Mass. — Mac-Gray Corporation, a provider of laundry facilities management services to multi-unit housing locations announced that it received the Carbonfund.org Foundation’s first annual For People and Planet award in the education category. Since Mac-Gray launched its Lighten the Load(TM) initiative in 2008 with Carbonfund.org, they have partnered with 29 academic institutions to offset more than 40 million pounds of carbon.
“This award highlights Mac-Gray’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Our Lighten the Load™ initiative is helping to reduce the carbon footprints of college and university laundry programs, while educating students on the benefits of being ‘green’ in the laundry room,” said Stewart G. MacDonald, Mac-Gray’s chief executive officer.