Mac-Gray Campus Solutions strongly recommends the installation of high-efficiency, Energy Star® rated washers and dryers as the first and most important step in reducing water and energy consumption. To further reduce the carbon foot print of campus laundry rooms, we also offer our Lighten the Load program to offset the unavoidable CO2 emissions derived from laundry machine usage on campus.
Since the inception of the Lighten the Load program in 2008, Mac-Gray has invested in nearly $95,000 worth of carbon offsets on behalf of thirteen participating partner schools, including: Colorado College, Colorado State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Green Mountain College, Keene State College, Salisbury University, Stonehill College, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, University of North Carolina - Wilmington, University of Montevallo, University of South Carolina - Aiken, University of South Carolina - Upstate and Western Carolina University. The offsets, purchased through Carbonfund.org, represent immediate GHG reductions of over 20 million pounds of CO2!
*Offset projects are chosen according the the guidelines set forth by the ACUPCC Voluntary Carbon Offsets Protocol