Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaning
We are committed to environmental safety.
Tower Cleaners, its owners and its employees are not only caring for Calgary’s finest wardrobes, we’re caring for Calgary’s natural resources – because this is our home, and because it’s the right thing to do – and we have demonstrated this promise with significant investment in the technologies and processes that enable us to provide you with best-in-class, responsible garment care.
Here at Tower Cleaners, we’ve made a considerable investment in the most advanced environmentally-friendly dry cleaning technologies.
Click here to read about how SystemK4 not only cleans your clothes better than traditional cleaners and other green cleaners on the market today, but also offers significant energy and waste savings. We also employ the original green cleaning method – wetcleaning – which combines water with specialized cleaners to give your clothes an impeccable finish using lower water temperatures than home cleaning, which reduces energy consumption and is gentler to your garments.
Our new production facility, completed in 2013, incorporates cutting-edge technologies that are helping to minimize our carbon footprint and increase efficiency, including:
- High-efficiency boilers with control systems that continually monitor and adjust to create the highest burn efficiency;
- Heat exchangers that recover and reuse machinery exhaust to pre-heat water and eliminate the need for water heaters;
- High-efficiency, energy-saving commercial washers and dryers;
- Installation of energy-efficient lighting and daylighting/skylights throughout the 16,000 square foot facility.
The green practices at Tower Cleaners go beyond technology and drycleaning. We recycle or reuse our packaging, including hangers, bags, boxes and paper goods, and offer reusable laundry bags to our customers to cut down on plastic waste. Tower Cleaners also has a company-wide paper recycling program, and offers electronic billing to our clients and electronic paystubs to our employees to cut down on paper waste.
In addition, we have installed programmable thermostats and occupancy sensors throughout our facility, and have set our computers and monitors to hibernate after 30 minutes of inactivity – a practice that has proven to save up to 70% of energy usage.
While no business can be 100% green, at Tower Cleaners we’re doing our best. When you choose Tower Cleaners, you are not only choosing exceptional quality and care for your clothing, but for the environment as well.