Foussard Montague Associates, is owner-operator and manager of the following facilities to have achieved Clean Green re-certification: Aid to Hospitals Inc, Rochester, NY; Health Systems Cooperative Laundries (St Paul, MN, Denver, CO, and Pueblo, CO); Hospital Central Services Association, Auburn, WA; North Texas Healthcare Laundry, Grand Prairie, TX; Texas Healthcare Linen, Abilene, TX; United Linen Services of New England, Lawrence, MA; and United Linen Services, St Paul, MN. This re-certification reflects their continued dedication to operational efficiency and sustainability.
Foussard Montague Associates first earned the Clean Green Certification in 2012. Companies that have earned this certification adhere to TRSA-designated water and energy use thresholds and deploy best management practices (BMPs) consistent with the ASTM International environmental laundering standard.
Foussard Montague’s customers can be assured their uniforms, floor mats, towels and other reusable linens are washed, dried and finished with processes that maximise sustainability and reduce greenhouse emissions. Clean Green certified operations demonstrate significant commitment to conservation and green operations through these BMPs:
· Recovering heat from drained hot water and heat dispersed from the process of warming water
· Recapturing drained water from rinses for re-use
· Using environmentally friendly detergents
· Removing solids and liquids from wastewater
· Solar energy and energy-efficient lighting
· Recycling programmes
· Re-routing trucks to save vehicle fuel
· Spill prevention plans
The Clean Green certification is valid for three years at a time. TRSA inspects laundry facilities seeking certification and approves documentation of their water and energy use and BMP deployment through production reports they submit to auditors during the inspections. TRSA’s certification management protocol includes auditor training by the association’s inspection programme administrator.