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San Diego Utility Proclaims Emerald Textiles ‘Energy Champion’

Bruce Beggs |

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recently named Emerald Textiles, a Southern California commercial healthcare laundry provider, an “Energy Champion” in the Industrial category for energy efficiency and conservation at the sixth annual SDG&E Energy Showcase.
Emerald Textiles and 10 other Energy Champions combined to save more than 55 million kilowatt-hours this year, which provides an energy and environmental impact equal to removing 3,187 cars from California roadways, SDG&E says.
“Emerald is one of the most environmentally responsible choices in commercial healthcare laundry, because of our commitment to sustainable, energy-efficient technology, processes and products,” says Tom Gildred, founder and CEO of Emerald Textiles. “We are proud to be a good corporate citizen and work with SDG&E as they help businesses transform their energy usage by utilizing the latest technologies.”
Technology-driven, automated and environmentally friendly, Emerald Textiles’ 110,000-square-foot plant saves 40 million gallons of water and more than 700,000 therms of natural gas annually for the region, the company says.
Its customers include Scripps Health, Sharp HealthCare and UC San Diego Health System.
“SDG&E is proud to honor Emerald Textiles as an Energy Champion,” says Hal Snyder, vice president of customer solutions for SDG&E. “The energy savings they have achieved is remarkable, and we commend Emerald’s vision and dedication to conserving our natural resources.”

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.

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