Energy Efficiency
Install / Maintain Energy Star Laundry Equipment

What Is It?

ENERGY STAR-labeled washing machines use less water and electricity than conventional equipment without sacrificing performance. Because less water is used, about half as much detergent is required. (ENERGY STAR does not label dryers at this time.)

One of the newest developments involves adding an ozone system to your laundry. The ozone gas is injected directly into the wash wheel where it dissolves in cold water, which opens up fibers and releases stains. Opening the fibers makes linens easier to dry and results in a decrease in drying time.


On average, ENERGY STAR-labeled washers reduce energy and water bills by using 50 percent less water and electricity. These savings translate into a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to the energy strain that would’ve been put on the grid. Some ENERGY STAR washers also perform better than standard washers and are gentler on clothing.

Read morePDF about the benefits of ENERGY STAR rated laundry equipment.

Ozone in Laundry: Measurable Economic Benefits

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Marriott
  • Sheraton Hotel

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

Additional Resources

Examples of Boston Area Businesses with ENERGY STAR Labeled Washers:

Sample of Boston Area ENERGY STAR Laundry Machine Suppliers:


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