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1 Seeing Green What does it Mean?

2 Seeing Green – What Does that mean? Learn about new practices and how incorporating them can save the environment and your business. Hear from industry professionals on the by-law updates and recent compliance measures. Presenters:  Mr. Al Macdonald – Carwash Operations - Canadian Tire Corp.  Mr. Eric Wulf – Executive Director ICA  Mr. Vito Consentino – Wash ‘N’ Go  Mr. Phil Hughes – Southwest Energy Control Systems

3 Eric Wulf – Executive Director ICA Growing recognition of the “good story” of professional car washing  Increasing number of communities banning driveway/parking lot washing  Increasing number of governmental organizations promoting professional car washes  Increasing recognition from media and environmentally-focused NGOs Increasing ability for operators to evaluate equipment performance and costs  Manufacturers are increasingly providing water and power usage data  Operators are increasingly sharing this data with their customers

4 Eric Wulf – Executive Director ICA Consumer expectations and opportunities  Disconnect between consumer awareness and current industry performance (will cite our 2008 Consumer Study)  Operator success stories (when marketing themselves as “green”) Car wash certification programs and WaterSavers  Places where certification (i.e. drought response management) is growing  WaterSavers components and results to date

5 Al Macdonald – Canadian Tire Corp. Reclaim Systems  ROI (based on various Ontario locations at 80% reclaim with 26,000 cycles and excludes maintenance costs)  Challenges unique to our market  Water Costs  Salt Saturation Wash TypeCapital CostAnnual Savings Investment return Cloth Tunnel$25,000Approx $15,000 <2yrs Touchless Tunnel $25,000Approx $18,000 < 2yrs Touchless Rollover $22,000Approx $8,000 <3yrs

6 High Efficiency Heating Systems  Typical investment ranges $30,000 - $50,000  ROI typically 3-4 yrs depending on system and volume  Combine with Energy Management System  Considerations  Humidity Management  Placement

7 VFD’s Emerging Technology  Manage power output to reduce peak loading and consumption  Reduce loading and inrush increases motor life  Vacuum centres, dryers, pumps

8 Dryer Applications

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10 Spot Free Rinse Systems  Opportunities for waste water use  Irrigation  Weep Systems  Washrooms  Challenges unique to the Canadian Market  Performance is temperature sensitive Weep Systems  Approaches  Recapture weep water and re-circulate, heat with glycol loop  Savings Potential  1 bay at 1gpm 16hrs/day for 5 months uses 144,000 gallons or $1.50 M3 = Approx $570.00/ bay per year.

11 Industry Links Federal Govt Website organisations-eng.cfm organisations-eng.cfm Related links from the Federal website organisations-eng.cfm#RelatedOrganizationLinks organisations-eng.cfm#RelatedOrganizationLinks Ministry of natural resources Solar energy incentives City of Toronto website with links to various sites Listings by province

12 Phil Hughes – Southwest Energy Control Systems Building Automation/Energy Management  Controlling rising energy costs  Reasons to install building automation  ROI LED lighting  Advancements in LED lighting  Life of the LED  ROI

13 Vito Consentino – Wash n’ Go  The Story on Wash ‘N’ Go’s Solar Power Water Heater System  The Cost Benefit of Solar Power Installation  Saving and Marketing Benefits of Solar Power  Government Grants Available

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