December 02, 2014 08:00 ET

Innovative Polymer Bead Cleaning Technology Helps Make Massachusetts Hotel Greener

Hotel Sees Dramatic Reduction in Energy Using Xeros Commercial Laundry System

MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2014) - Xeros, the innovator of an ultra-low water laundry system, announced today that a Massachusetts hotel earned a $9,369 incentive from National Grid as part of a program to promote various energy-saving cleaning technologies. Polymer bead technology washing machines are proven to dramatically reduce natural gas and water usage. This ongoing program awards financial incentives under the Federal Energy Management Program's Energy Incentive Program after specific pre-determined energy savings milestones are met.

Traditional laundry machines used in hotels, hospitals and other commercial applications use a tremendous amount of energy to heat the water required for the cleaning process. In contrast, this new technology changes the most basic operating principles of the washing machine by replacing the massive quantities of hot water used in traditional washing machines with beads made from a special stain-absorbing polymer. By replacing water with polymer beads as the active ingredient for removing stains from fabrics, the polymer bead machines typically use up to 80% less water than a traditional commercial washing machine as well as lower temperatures, thus reducing the amount of natural gas that is consumed to heat water for the laundry process.

The Choice Hotel property is the first hotel to receive this cleaning technology incentive from National Grid after installing the Xeros Commercial Laundry System. RISE Engineering conducted an extensive technical assistance study at the hotel including the metering of energy and water usage for the Xeros Commercial Laundry System and an industry standard machine. The Xeros polymer bead machine demonstrated a 98% reduction in natural gas usage and a 70% reduction in water usage. An incentive from National Grid of $9,369 was secured because of these remarkable energy savings reaped at this local Massachusetts hotel.

"National Grid's goal in incentivizing energy efficiency programs is to help our customers not only lighten their environmental impact but lower operational costs," said Edward White, vice president of Customer Strategy and Environmental, National Grid. "Whether it's smart thermostats, efficient lighting or cleaning technologies, we're enabling our customers to take control of their energy usage in innovative ways."

"National Grid's policy of protecting the environment for the future aligns with the benefits of polymer bead technology," said Jonathan Benjamin, president, Xeros, North America. "This incentive demonstrates how this innovative technology can enable the hotel industry to further their sustainability initiatives while delivering superior cleaning for an improved customer experience."

About Xeros Cleaning
Xeros is changing the way textiles are cleaned. Using patented polymer bead technology, the Xeros System for commercial cleaning uses up to 80% less water, 50% less energy and approximately 50% less detergent, and delivers superior cleaning results compared to conventional washing. Xeros was recently awarded a Bronze Medal in the prestigious Edison Awards; was named a top invention by TIME magazine, winner of 'Best Technological Breakthrough' in The Climate Week Awards 2011; listed in Worldwide Fund for Nature's survey of global 'Green Game Changers'; and has been awarded two Rushlight 2013 Awards for green innovation. Strategic partnerships include Green Earth Cleaning and BASF. Xeros is headquartered in the UK with offices in the U.S. and China. For additional information, please visit

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