To become certified as Clean Green a facility can follow one of two paths:

1. Perform listed best management practices (BMPs) and achieve water and energy use standards in accordance with millions of laundry pounds produced as shown on the table.

2. Perform a combination of BMPs considered more indicative of environmental stewardship and attain either water or energy standards.

Water and Energy Standards Laundry Certification Requirements

Water Standard
2.6 gal/lb. > 5M pounds annually
3.2 gal/lb. ≤ 5M pounds annually
Energy Standard
3,000 BTU/lb. > 5M pounds annually
3,700 BTU/lb. ≤ 5M pounds annually

Best Management Practices Laundry Certification Requirements

Boiler heat recovery or direct-fired hot water heater
Wastewater heat recovery
Wastewater pre-treatment (mechanical)
Wastewater pre-treatment (advanced)
Water reuse technology

Alternative energy, solar or geothermal
Energy audit (every three years)
Fleet vehicles, alternative fuels
Fleet vehicle route optimization
Low temperature detergent
NPE-free detergent
Preventative boiler or water heater maintenance program
Recycling program
Skylights or energy efficient lighting
Slug discharge control plan or spill prevention plan