The XLERATOR® exceeds customer expectations
The Volpe Center's Fast Lane Approach to Going Green
"The energy that goes into making paper towels – the resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and distribution – is far greater than the energy the dryers use, which is minimal." said Adam Klauber, Sustainability Manager, Volpe Center.
Energy-efficient hand dryer keeps U.S. Green Building Council's headquarters clean and green.
"Restroom fixture technology has evolved significantly in the last ten years," said Ken Wilson, principal, Envision Design. "XLERATOR continues to be the specified hand dryer of choice at USGBC headquarters because it meets the aggressive energy and waste reduction objectives for designing state-of-the-art green restrooms."
Harvesting New Ways to Eliminate Waste at the USDA.
"The USDA reports seeing an immediate 50% reduction in the use of paper towels in restrooms where high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers are also being used."
Facility Managers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Deliver Rx for Hand Hygiene and Maintenance Issues.
"The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Infection Control Board concluded that XLERATOR was the most hygienic hand drying option. Over 100 XLERATOR hand dryers were installed – meeting the board’s rigorous hygiene standards."
With the capacity to hold nearly 70,000 people for any event, the stadium's restrooms were one area that offered room for improvement. Originally equipped with paper towel dispensers, the stadium used an average of 6,264,000 paper towels per year, at a cost of more than $50,000 for paper, maintenance and waste removal. The Patriots saved 95% Vs. paper towel costs, maintance and waste while reducing their carbon footprint by 70%.
The facility also acts as a hub for data collection and sampling, testing the latest in green technology. Two years after opening, the Chicago Center for Green Technology installed two high-speed XLERATOR® hand dryers.
"This was the perfect opportunity to show that old buildings in urban landscapes can be renovated to the highest level of environmental sustainability," said Sarah Moloney, Project Coordinator for the City of Chicago.
The XLERATOR® has enabled Office Depot to eliminate the use of paper towel dispensers in its restrooms altogether. Office Depot now specifies the XLERATOR in its nationwide construction prototype and utilizes a custom cover dryer that features the Office Depot logo and a message detailing the company's commitment to sustainability.
"We call them 'mini jet engines' for a reason: these dryers do the job better than anything else we tried," said Jeffrey Rosenholtz, Senior Manager of Capital Projects for Office Depot. "We plan to replace paper towel dispensers with XLERATORs in the majority of our store locations within the next couple of years."
The organization that established LEED now uses the XLERATOR® in their Platinum-rated headquarters.
The XLERATOR, with its new patented technology, was a natural choice for us," said Ashley Katz, USGBC. "We wanted dryers that would limit paper towel use and minimize energy consumption, but we also wanted them to work quickly and thoroughly. Not many hand dryers can make that claim."
"The XLERATOR® is the best dryer I've ever seen, and one of the most energy efficient units on the market," said Gary Homesley, Assistant Director of Facilities and Maintenance at the Northridge University Student Union. "[After installation,] I decided to get rid of all of our paper towels altogether."
A large school district saves thousands annually by using the XLERATOR®.
"Through this renovation, we were also able to set an example for students about the importance of reducing waste and making smart decisions about energy conservation," said Joe Tomaselli, Aramark director of operations.
A busy event and conference center keeps the crowds moving quickly through the restrooms with New Industry Standard hand dryers.
With the average Hynes-hosted show attendance over 5,000, John Donahue, Building Superintendent, is glad to have reliable, fast-working hand dryers for his patrons. "They've been a very dependable and reliable unit, considering how much use they get," Donahue says. "In the more than two years since they were installed, none of the units have failed."
This 30,000 square foot event facility, which hosts half a million patrons each year, switches to XLERATOR® hand dryers - and enjoys clean, efficient restrooms.
Jim Leo, Operations Manager, installed 21 new XLERATOR hand dryers and, after three years of operation, has only had to perform maintenance on a single dryer: "For us, finding a low maintenance, reliable product was essential because it afforded us the time to fix something else."
A large automotive systems plant keeps employee restrooms clean and cost-effective by leasing XLERATOR® hand dryers.
"We viewed this as an instant cost savings," said Aubrey Adams, MRO purchaser. "We had been spending $17,100 per year on paper towels versus $8,640 per year to lease the XLERATOR hand dryers. We were able to take the money we were spending on paper towels, cut it in half, and use what was left to pay the lease on the dryers."
The oldest and longest-operating tavern in the USA installs the XLERATOR® in their newly updated facilities.
Brian Fitzgerald, who has been a patron of the Bell-in-Hand for seven years, acknowledges that lines to the restroom can be long, especially on busy nights. However, the XLERATOR has alleviated much of the wait. "The XLERATOR is great," he says. "Your hands are clean and dry in about 10 seconds and you can get out of the bathroom quickly, making the wait outside that much shorter."
A popular financial district martini bar renovates - and innovates.
"The part I love most about the XLERATOR® is the response it gets," said Peter Fiumara, Owner. "Every time someone dries their hands, there's laughter and you see people exiting the bathroom with smiles on their faces, telling their friends about it. It works so well that it catches everyone by surprise."
This English-style resort, with striking views of the world-famous London Bridge, provides modern restroom facilities for its patrons.
"In addition to cutting back on paper waste, the dryers also helped us decrease time spent on restroom maintenance," said Finn Hauchrog, Maintenance Director. "And the response from customers has been great."
A restaurant boasting a scenic view along Monteray Bay installs the XLERATOR® – saving money and headaches.
"With the high volume of customers we serve, our restrooms take a lot of abuse," says Mike McClellan, partner. "When designing our restrooms, we wanted ensure our patrons had a clean, well-maintained facility to use, and we also wanted to cut down on the maintenance costs associated with blocked toilets and extra clean-up time."
This relatively straightforward change will save Council around $26,700 and prevent 2.6 tonnes of direct CO2 emissions each year... The new hand dryers cost $6075 and ongoing annual energy costs are $234. However, this cost is minimal when compared to the estimated $26,941 Council used to spend each year to keep the toilets supplied with clean paper towels and to dispose of it when used.
An apparel manufacturer and employer of thousands discovers the time savings of the XLERATOR®.
With day, night, and weekend shift workers, the restrooms at Skip's de Honduras are in constant use, which can result in a lot of wear and tear. Restrooms with sensor-activated XLERATOR dryers require much less cleanup, as damp paper towels do not end up scattered on the floor. In addition to reducing paper waste and cutting costs, the new dryers have increased employee satisfaction.