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Water saving laundry equipment for Eton College

Published 22nd April, 2021 by Neil Nixon

Water saving laundry equipment for Eton College

Laundry chemical and engineering specialist Christeyns UK has helped Eton College in Windsor meet its environmental goals with a new water filtering system. In 2017 the college cut its energy costs by replacing lamps and fixtures that led to a reduction in its carbon footprint by 61%. Earlier this year the college tackled the issue of water saving with the installation of a new storage and filtering system, Lint X.

Renowned for its innovative water and energy saving systems, Christeyns installs equipment in commercial and on-premise laundries across the UK and Ireland that complement the use of its patented Cool Chemistry and other detergent programmes. Eton College has had a laundry on site since 1881 and has been using Christeyns’ chemistry for almost a decade. A dedicated team of 30 run and maintain the laundry that processes 50,000 items per week which includes everything from rugby kit to chef’s outfits. Items are sorted, washed, ironed and then individually repacked for each boy.

“As a whole, both the school and the pupils are focused on improving our environmental commitment,” said facilities manager, Paul Bayley. “Addressing water usage was one of the initiatives that came out of a recent meeting, realising that the old tank system was way beyond being efficient.”

Christeyns water and energy specialist, Brett Cartwright, analysed the current provision and needs of the college and a Lint X Compact was installed and up and running ready for the students return post-lockdown. The new unit will save the site around a third of its water usage.

Paul Bayley continued: “Christeyns carried out a very professional installation of the Lint-X unit despite the challenges imposed due to lockdown. The whole process went very smoothly and I look forward to seeing the longer term impact on our water usage.”

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