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Environmental Issues

Saving the environment is important to customers as much as it is to carwash owners and operators.

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European petroleum stations reduce energy use with LED retrofits

BUCHAREST, Romania — The company expects to see a 50 percent reduction in energy use for lighting.


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Fighting for approval

One team’s ups and downs building a new carwash in Southern California.

The obstruction of a state-of-the-art carwash was caused by a select group of residents. I will also cover several aspects of city bureaucracy, local politics and, in my opinion, the misuse of a law known as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).


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Kwik Car Wash keeps washing fun

How this chain built success through technology, fundraisers and community involvement.

The company thinks having fun and respecting employees as well as customers are essential parts of its business model.


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Alternative fuel station, carwash to open at O’Hare

CHICAGO — The new complex fits inside Chicago’s vision to be a greener city. It will also provide more revenue for the city.


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New legislation creates opportunity for solar growth

MINNEAPOLIS — One company strives to help organizations add solar power to their current energy pictures.


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Drivers take #DirtyCarPledge during drought

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. — Drivers are conserving water during a long drought by not washing their cars, but commercial carwashes try to remind people they are drought-conscious.


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Lighting company expands operations with new facility

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The new location will allow customers to receive products more quickly.


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City grants extension to carwashes on city water during ongoing drought

WICHITA FALLS, Kan. — Carwashes will not have to haul water in for now, but with a stage five drought in place, that could change.


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Report: The future of water in Australia

SYDNEY, Australia — Australians commonly use more water per capita than anyone else on the globe, and water security is becoming a critical environmental issue.


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Waterless restroom fixtures

Calculating the savings provided by waterfree restroom fixtures.


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