A study has been conducted to determine the cost benefits of adopting Waterhog Plus safety floor matting, including significant reductions in greenhouse has (GHG) emissions.

Background
CF Chinook Centre in Calgary is one of Canada’s largest retail shopping Centres. In 2015 Chinook Centre installed 6,600 ft2 of Waterhog Plus entry matting and contracted with Executive Mat Service to service the matting using their patented CDF mat cleaning technology.

About the technology
The CDF mat cleaning technology is designed to deep clean and sanitize commercial floor matting. The company traditionally purchased commercial matting and relied on outside carpet cleaning contractors for maintenance.

The traditional matting program was found to be an inefficient method to control tracked-in soils and moisture during inclement weather. Typically the specified matting would last 24-36 months and would be disposed of in landfill.

The new matting program incorporates bi-level construction matting technology (Waterhog Plus) which demonstratively outperforms traditional matting in side-by-side testing.

The CDF cleaning technology has been shown to outperform competing cleaning methods while extending the life of the matting.

TECHNOLOGY NAME
WATERHOG PLUS-CDF

ENERGY USE REDUCTION
35,029 KWH PER ANNUM

WATER USE REDUCTION
338,426 LITRES PER ANNUM

GHG EMISSION REDUCTION
61,576 LBS. CO2e PER ANNUM

COST SAVINGS
$75,000 PER ANNUM
(MATTING REPLACEMENT)

OTHER SAVINGS
ZERO INCIDENCE OF SLIP/TRIP AND FALL. ZERO USED FLOOR MATTING TO LANDFILL.

"Not only has the Waterhog-CDF floor matting program been a key component of our building cleanliness and safety strategy, it also helps achieve our carbon footprint reduction objectives."

– Chris Smith, CF Chinook Centre

As well, the CDF technology incorporates a built-in water recycling feature which greatly reduces the amount of water required to wash and sanitize the matting when compared to on-site carpet cleaning using truck mounted technology.

After 3 years with the Waterhog-CDF program the matting looks and performs like-new.

It is estimated that the Waterhog Plus matting will last almost indefinitely saving the Company significant money in matting replacements and the costs associated with landfill disposal.

Incentives
The Waterhog Plus matting is similarly priced to high quality commercial floor matting and therefore required no financial incentives to incorporate the new floor matting program. The cost to service the Waterhog Plus matting using the CDF technology is typically priced lower than cleaning on-site with a truck mounted carpet service. Therefore CF Chinook Centre realized cost savings associated with maintenance cleaning service.

Closing remarks
The Waterhog Plus-CDF cleaning program is currently available in the western Canadian Provinces and Ontario. The program is expanding rapidly and will be available in all major Canadian cities and key markets within the USA within the next 18-24 months.

For more information please contact
KCaron@executivemat.com
Cell: 403-371-1691
www.ExecutiveMat.ca