Tide Professional Coldwater Laundry System enables hotel facilities to reduce energy needed to heat the water in a commercial washer by as much as 75 percent and to reduce water used in a commercial washer by up to 40 percent, says manufacturer P&G Professional, a division of Procter & Gamble.
For these efficiency achievements, the laundry system has won a 2015 Silver Edison Green Award, which recognizes efforts by an organization to reduce carbon footprint and create “green collar” jobs.
The Tide Professional Coldwater Laundry System includes four products: a near-neutral pH detergent, fabric softener, bleach and whiteness enhancer. Tide Professional Coldwater features a system using unique enzymes that are specially designed for lower wash temperatures, which help effectively break down stains without the need for higher water temperatures. The company says the end result is a system that uses significantly less water in colder temperatures to deliver clean, soft, white linens and towels to hotel guests.
The new wash process reduces the number of fills and water used per wash to help cut washing machine gas and water costs in half. P&G says the Tide Professional Coldwater System helps save as much as $8,700 per year (for a 150 room hotel) based on water, energy and linen replacement cost savings. Additionally, linen replacement costs are reduced by up to 15 percent due to the near-neutral pH formula and added Tide Professional Whiteness Enhancer.
Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the US.
Last year Dow won an Edison Award for its Filmtec Eco Reverse Osmosis Elements water technology, which can help produce up to 40 percent better water purification while using up to 30 percent less energy, resulting in up to 19 percent less operating costs.