P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble, announced that the Tide Professional Coldwater Laundry System has been named a 2015 Award Winner by the internationally renowned Edison Awards. This innovative laundry system enables hotel facilities to reduce the energy needed to heat the water in a commercial washer by as much as 75 percent and to reduce the water used in a commercial washer by up to 40 percent. The Tide Professional Coldwater System was recognized as the Silver Edison Green Award winner at the annual Edison Awards gala in New York City.

The distinguished Edison Awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Specifically, the Edison Green Award is designed as a platform to recognize efforts by an organization to reduce carbon footprint, create Green Collar jobs through new innovation methods and improve community health and self-sufficiency.

“We’re proud to receive the Silver Edison Green Award for our Tide Professional Coldwater System,” said Carrie Rathod, Brand Manager, P&G Professional. “Tide Professional Coldwater offers a host of environmental benefits to hotel operators and guests. It’s designed to use significantly less water at colder temperatures compared to traditional on-premise laundry systems, yet still delivers the clean, white, soft linens and towels customers and guests expect from Tide. This helps hotels reduce their energy and water costs, as well as reduce reliance on these limited resources, which is increasingly important as more of the country is afflicted by drought.”