Common-Area Laundry Rooms Save Money & Resources
Common-area laundry rooms save water and energy compared with in-unit laundry hook-ups. A national study revealed residents of apartments with in-unit laundry facilities used more than three times as much water for laundry than residents in apartments using on-premise common-area laundry facilities. In addition, the same study showed in-unit laundry uses five times more gas and electricity.
Savings for ENERGY STAR Commercial Washers
If you replaced 20 conventional commercial washers with ENERGY STAR qualified units, each year you could save approximately 2,379 kWh of electricity and 69,496 thousand gallons of water. Also, you could reduce emissions by approximately 3,663 pounds of carbon dioxide each year, which is equivalent to the emissions reduction of not driving your car for 128 days.*
If every appliance purchased in the United States this year earned the ENERGY STAR distinction, we would save $360 million in annual energy costs, prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the emissions from 215,000 cars, and save more than 20 billion gallons of water per year.
*Based on the energy savings calculator developed by the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE provided for estimating purposes only. Actual energy savings may vary based on use and other factors.