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|Green Technology expansion, Job generation and Green Awards at Swinton Park|
|Date: 15th May, 2007|
Park has continued with its investment programme into environmentally
friendly technology with the installation of an in-house laundry,
which has also created three jobs at the hotel. In recognition
of its commitment to reducing energy consumption and cutting emissions
- with the installation of a wood chip boiler last year, the hotel
and family owned estate was awarded “Best Business Initiative” at
the 1st Yorkshire and Humber Microgeneration Awards held last month.
The new laundry has reduced the laundry mileage to zero (whilst before it was being transported three times a week to Bolton and back) and has adopted the latest technology in cutting power consumption and also reducing the use of cleaning agents. The equipment has been supplied by JHC and is their new O-Clean Ozone system which allows laundry to be cleaned at room temperature and with shorter cycle times cutting down on energy costs by up to 35%, cutting down on drying time costs by 25% and using 20% less water overall. Fewer chemicals are used in the washing process and the Ozone effect sanitises all residue.
As a result of the installation, three new jobs have been created at Swinton Park – Laundry Supervisor and two Laundry Assistants.
The Yorkshire and Humber Microgeneration Awards have been launched
by the Yorkshire and Humber Assembly and the Energy Saving Trust
to reward green energy pioneers and showcase the best small renewable
energy projects in the region. As winners of the Best Business
Initiative, the partnership of Swinton Park and Swinton Estate
have won £1000 worth of residential courses at the Centre
for Alternative Energy in Wales, where they will be able to learn
about further advances in green technology.