U.S. House Selects ClassiCleaners to Help 'Green' the Capitol

Jason Hicks |

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives has chosen ClassiCleaners, a GreenEarth Cleaning affiliate, as its new, official “green” drycleaning service provider as part of its Green The Capitol Initiative, an ongoing effort to become a model of sustainability and reduce its carbon footprint. The House chose ClassiCleaners after a rigorous selection process that began in June.
The Green The Capitol program includes everything from “green” roofs to carpooling to “green” purchasing initiatives. In announcing the search for a “green” drycleaning service for the Longworth House Office Building, the House specifically excluded providers who use perc or hydrocarbon solvents. ClassiCleaners, headquartered in Alexandria, Va., has been a GreenEarth affiliate since 2008.
“It’s very exciting being selected,” says Patrick Dunlap, owner of ClassiCleaners. “I know we wouldn’t have gotten our foot in the door without our GreenEarth credentialing. It was clear during the selection process that the U.S. House of Representatives sets a very high bar, and we look forward to meeting and exceeding it.
“We purchased new, more energy-efficient drycleaning machines to complement our switch from perc to GreenEarth. We already use recyclable packaging products as available, and our customers actively participate in our hanger re-use program. We continue to explore ways to expand ClassiCleaners’ ‘green’ initiative.”

About the author

Jason Hicks

American Drycleaner

Jason Hicks was assistant editor for American Trade Magazines, which publishes American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News, for more than nine years, and web editor for three years.


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