XLERATOR® Green Certifications

LEED Logo -  The XLERATOR is the first hand dryer to qualify for LEED credits. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) non profit composed of
leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings
and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy
places to live and work.

LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)

In March 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council formally released the LEED Green Building Rating System. Today, hundreds of public and private building projects in the United States and abroad use LEED as the standard for green building specifications.

All hand dryers save trees and are a great source reduction alternative, but the XLERATOR® also saves energy! This has earned XLERATOR users qualification for LEED credits in two categories:

  • EA (Energy & Atmosphere) Prerequisite 2 - Minimum Energy Performance
  • EA Credit 1 - Optimize Energy Performance (now a mandatory credit for all LEED certified facilities)

Greenspec logo - The XLERATOR is the first hand dryer ever to be awarded the Greenspec Designation.


Because XLERATOR® meets a number of GreenSpec standards (energy conservation, low maintenance requirements and waste reduction), it was the first hand dryer to be GreenSpec listed. GreenSpec is a database of green products, specifications and building practices for use by architects and construction professionals. This database includes 1,750 green building products carefully screened by the editors of Environmental Building News, organized according to the 16-division CSI MasterFormat system. The XLERATOR is listed in Division 10 28 00.

Greener Product

Greener Product LLC Certification Seal demonstrates that a product has been evaluated against the LEED, LEED for Homes and NAHB green building standards using internationally recognized third-party certification organizations, laboratory test results and/or other supporting documentation. The Seal confirms the product complies with the LEED, LEED for Homes and NAHB standards and may earn credits that contribute to certification under green building rating systems, such as LEED®, LEED for Homes and NAHB.

Green Business Bureau Member Seal

Green Business Bureau

Green Business Bureau Certification provides web based certification coupled with in-person verification of an organization's green accomplishments. .

Environmental Building News

EBN is the leading newsletter on environmentally responsible design and construction. It has been in print since 1992. EBN is independently published and advertising-free, its research and reporting uncompromised by corporate or industry sponsorships. EBN researchers independently tested XLERATOR® for its performance and energy efficiency and determined that XLERATOR clearly outperforms conventional electric hand dryers, both in energy savings and dry time. The editors of EBN voted XLERATOR Top Ten Product of 2002.

Read the article on XLERATOR featured in Environmental Building News.

Green Restaurant Association

Green Restaurant Association

The XLERATOR® hand dryer is endorsed by the GRA as the best environmental solution in the hand dryer category for the restaurant industry.

Green Hotels Association

Green Hotels Association

Excel Dryer is an Alley Member and approved vendor of the Green Hotels Association. XLERATOR® is the recommended hand dryer for green hotels.

Oikos Product Directory

The most comprehensive listing of products and services for energy-efficient, environmentally responsible building construction is available at http://www.oikos.com, published by Iris Communications in Lorane, OR. XLERATOR® hand dryers are included in the directory.