Home to a cutting-edge facility, focused on sustainable practices, and safely operated by dedicated employee-owners.
Our Value Begins With Our Facility
The region’s first LEED Gold commercial laundry facility.
ECL operates the region's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold commercial laundry facility. This prized designation is reserved for facilities designed to maximize operating efficiencies at every level of the process. That means reduced use of toxic chemicals and elimination of hazardous waste.
And our industry-leading practices mean a lower carbon footprint helps create a more sustainable supply chain.
EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE
Sustainable best practices
Evergreen Cooperative Laundry operates as sustainable and efficiently because we utilize proven practices that lower our environmental impact.
Preheat water supply
We preheat our incoming water supply from 45 to 95 degrees, using waste heat from previously used water.
Raw energy input
We only use raw energy input to then raise the temperature from 95 to 150 degrees.
One sixth the amount of water used
Our continuous bath washers use .8 gallon of water to process 1 lb. of linen. Conventional washers use as much as 5 gallons per pound of linen.
Utilizing waste heat
We use waste heat from our dryers to heat incoming air to 100 degrees.
We only use raw energy to then raise the dryer temperature from 100 to 160 degrees.
Continuously recycled oil
ECL uses continuously recycled oil to heat the rollers in our presser. The oil is heated to 350 degrees, and sheets are dried and ironed as they pass between the rollers and the plates.
Reduce boiler requirements
Besides saving water, this system has allowed us to reduce our boiler requirements and save energy.