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Energy Utilization

With projected costs of $50.00 per barrel of oil or $10.00 per therm for natural gas, it is an absolute necessity for laundries to implement thermal energy conservation. But what can you expect to save by installing energy conservation systems? For each of the products listed below, you'll find the percentage of total energy conservation.

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Conservation In The Laundry

Everywhere, rising gas prices and water shortages are forcing companies to look for ways to conserve energy and keep budgets inline. With limited resources available, equipment – from cars to toilets -- is being re-tooled for energy efficiency. For laundry managers interested in realizing financial savings, opportunities exist to improve productivity and utility efficiencies.

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LAUNDRYESP Update - Conservation Program Gets Ready To Release Results

For the last four years, LaundryESP, an environmental stewardship program run jointly by Uniform & Textile Service Association (UTSA) and Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA,) has asked members to voluntarily reduce water and energy consumption in their laundry plants by ten to twenty percent, increase the use of environmentally friendly wash chemicals by the same amount, and reduce the discharge of pollutants to sewer systems.

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Ozone-Applications & Benefits Of Ozone In Tunnel Washing

TUNNEL HISTORY
Tunnel washers began production in the mid 1970's. Initially, they were designed as a tube where the linen was fed in a rope-like fashion. Linen passed through several treatment baths accomplishing the wash process. Water was fed in a counter flow arrangement to the linen and chemicals were added through a hollow tube with a cup on the dip end.

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Saving Water and Energy At The University Of Delaware

NEWARK, Del. -- Faced with a five-year state-wide drought as well as sky-rocketing utility costs, the University of Delaware has taken a proactive stance in energy conservation.

With 55 new retrofitted laundry rooms, the University is spearheading a conservation effort which puts them in a position to save 3.5 million gallons of water per year and 769,000 kilowatts of electricity per year - enough energy to light every household in Newark for three weeks.

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Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Gulf Coast Laundry Acquired by Swisher Hygine

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Swisher Hygiene Inc., a provider of hygiene and sanitation products and services, announced that it acquired Gulf Coast Laundry Services of Mississippi, LLC (“Gulf Coast Laundry Services”), a Mississippibased linen services company.

Gulf Coast Laundry Services provides linen rental and laundry services throughout southern Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, primarily to hotel, casino and resort customers. Concurrent with the acquisition, the founder of Gulf Coast Laundry Services, David Gross, will join Swisher Hygiene and contribute to the continued growth of its linen services business.

Total consideration paid by Swisher Hygiene in connection with the acquisition includes approximately $4.8 million in cash and the issuance of a convertible promissory note which may be converted into a maximum of 350,000 shares of Swisher Hygiene common stock subject to certain restrictions, including acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange.