Specialty Textile Services

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Specialty Textile Services Laundry Facility

Specialty Textile Services is the first commercial linen service provider in the Southwest, and just the third nationwide, to receive LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance certification. The facility is also one of only 27 existing buildings that have received LEED-EB certification in Arizona. The company employs 278 people in Phoenix and San Diego and provides services to more than 9,000 hotel rooms, numerous high-end restaurants and the award-winning Phoenix Convention Center. In order to earn certification, the company spent more than $2 million dollars in energy and water-efficient equipment upgrades and $162,000 in building improvements over the past 2 years. While the conventional consumer uses 3 gallons of water per pound of laundry, the new facility and equipment upgrades allow STS to use only 1 gallon per pound of laundry, saving the City of Phoenix 150,000 gallons of water per day.


Sustainable Strategies

  • High-performance, reflective roofing system reduces the Urban Heat Island Effect

  • Low-flow fixtures reduce domestic water use

  • Energy-efficient HVAC systems

  • Zero CFC-based refrigerants in base building systems improve Indoor Air Quality

  • Comprehensive recycling and Green Cleaning Programs minimize ongoing environmental impacts

  • Sustainable purchasing of electric equipment (92%), furniture (200%) and high-efficiency lighting (90%)

Project Results

  • LEED for Existing Buildings Certified¬†level achieved

  • 100% of durable goods diverted from waste stream

  • 35$ energy cost savings when compared to similar industrial buildings

  • 200% reduction in process water

  • 83% stormwater retained onsite

Specialty Textile Services Laundry Facility_LEED Facts

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