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on Nov 15, 2008
Thank you for sharing the green project. I understood that many little savings became a large saving. He is a super star, isn't he?
Is this the same laundromat that was called Baywash? Back when I was an apartment dweller, used to love doing my laundry there.
Kudos to Jamil! Not only is he environmentally-friendly, he is just plain friendly... Period... He's one of the nicest guys I've ever met.
I do my laundry at the Moffett Coin Laundrymat, the one with the colorful thank you bubble signs on its walls. Thank you for a very clean laundrymat and thank you for going green.
Jamil stands for everything that is good in our community. Way to go! Hopefully, his enthusiasm will catch on with other members of the business community. Go Green!
Here is a list of improvements Jamil has made, from an email he sent:
- Replaced top load washers with the energy-star rated front load washers.
- Monitor each water bill for sudden rises in water use.
- Regularly check for and repair all leaks.
- Using only dry methods to clean outdoor hard surfaces, rather than spraying or hosing with water.
- Indoors, using dry floor cleaning methods, followed by damp mopping,
- Installed self-closing faucet.
- Changed window cleaning schedule from 'periodic' to 'as required'.
- Replaced older T-12 fluorescent lighting with energy-efficient T-8 fixtures with electronic ballast.
- Replaced all incandescent bulbs with efficient compact fluorescent.
- Reduced number of light fixtures.
-- Replaced all decorative lighting with the energy efficient LED bulbs.
- Installed timer to turn off one bank of lights.
- Installed daylight dimmer to automatically turn off lights.
- Routinely checking and adjusting lighting control devices, timers and photocells.
- Posted light switch reminders to turn off lights when not in use.
- Using standby mode on equipment.
- Installed time switch to automatically turn off the office equipment.
- Insulated all hot water pipes and storage tank.
- Regularly cleaning dryers lint-screens so they run most efficiently and use less gas.
Thank you for sharing with the community of Mountain View an opportunity to see how Mr. Jamil Shaikh is greening his business. It's a great testimony to know that Mr. Shaikh is not only helping conserve water but that he is also saving money. I would like to mention that by participating in the Valley Water's Commercial Clothes Washer Rebate Program, Mr. Shaikh received a $400.00 rebate for each inefficient clothes washer he replaced through the program. Any business or resident interested in helping the City of Mountain View become greener by conserving water should contact Valley Water's water conservation hotline at (408) 265-2607 ext 2554 or visit www.valleywater.org. Thank you so much Jamil.
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