Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Project Name: Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel -water recycling project
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Contact: Rachel Kaye – Assistant Marketing Manager – www.santamonicaloewshotel.com
Building Type: Luxury resort
People Served: 347 guestroom
Year Completed: 2015
Gallons produced per day: 11,781
Square foot of building: 17,000
Water Source: Laundry wastewater
Water Use:Laundry water (closed loop system)
Water Treatment Technology: Ultaviolet Technology (AquaRecycle)
Highlights:on onsite, closed-loop system to recycle 70% of the water used each day for laundry. Using ultraviolet technology, the system disinfects laundry wastewater during the final rinse cycle. That cleansed water is then pumped back to start the wash cycle of subsequent loads. Because that water is already heated from the previous cycle, the system requires far less energy than conventional washing.
Sustainability: reduced the overall annual water use by 22%, also reduced the energy consumption related to laundry by more than 50%.