Clean Victory: Spreading Sustainability in Sports Stadiums

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Boston’s iconic Fenway Park, Gillette Stadium—home of reigning Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots. These are just two of the prominent sporting hubs that have elected to throw in the towel in favor of the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryer.

These are two of the most highly trafficked sporting arenas in the world, welcoming millions of visitors each year. Implementing a green, a cost-efficient solution like an XLERATOR not only saves time for guests but makes great business sense for a sports facility.

A Greener Sports Arena

In recent years, organizations everywhere have actively embraced the importance of sustainability in sports. Reducing the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50 to 75 percent over paper towels, and using 80 percent less energy than conventional hand dryers, XLERATOR helps fan-filled facilities qualify for several LEED® credits. Further, to go green is to instantly save it. “The environmental savings XLERATOR provides Fenway Park was enough to make the switch away from paper,” noted Jon Lister, Fenway Park’s director of facilities management. “The cost savings is icing on the cake.”

Way Less Waste with Hand Dryers

Switching to XLERATOR means a 95-percent savings on waste and maintenance costs when compared to paper towels—the primary source of restroom-related custodial headaches. “Not having to pick up excess paper towels, restock dispensers, or pay for the removal of such waste, the stadium will save thousands of dollars in operating expenses,” said Jim Nolan, vice president of operations at Gillette Stadium, when the venue decided to punt paper for more than 125 XLERATOR Hand Dryers facility-wide.

Meanwhile, restroom plumbing problems “are almost nonexistent” since XLERATOR installation over at Fenway Park, said Roy Contreras, senior custodial manager for Aramark, which handles the park’s concessions and maintenance. “The staff says that before the high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers were installed, a busy game day was like a tornado hit the park,” Contreras said. “I can’t imagine the place without them anymore.”

Fan Appreciation

Your maintenance crew has enough to attend to before, during and after each event without disastrous restrooms to compound it. This kind of satisfaction isn’t limited to big-time venues or pro sports. City officials in Lafayette, Indiana, which hosts thousands of visitors during its annual, nine-day Colt League World Series for high school teams, report public praise for the XLERATOR Hand Dryers that replaced paper towels in its parks and municipal buildings. As Hollie Johnson, Lafayette’s facilities supervisor, noted: “This trickles down into a better environment for all of us and a wiser purchasing decision for a city that is conscious on how it spends its tax dollars.”

Score Big on Hand Dryer Design

When you put the industry’s most customizable hand drying solution in the game, you control your brand and messaging. Whether your colors, your mascot, your message to the masses, our custom digital imaging technology lets you convey it all on the cover of your XLERATOR Hand Dryers. And that just scratches the surface (not easy to do, btw, with our variety of durable finishes); every dryer in our expanded and enhanced product line also comes with adjustable speed and sound, adjustable heat settings, multi-voltage options and an externally visible service LED for streamlining maintenance.

American-Made Quality Hand Dryers

What could be more American than the crack of a bat or a walk through a national park? Not much, perhaps, but our signature product comes pretty close. From the family-owned company that has manufactured the finest American-made hand dryers for more than 50 years, XLERATOR is the only hand dryer to be MADE IN USA Certified®. That means you can expect MVP-worthy quality and performance as you support the economy right here at home.

In a word: score. For sustainability and savings, customer experience and customizable design, XLERATOR Hand Dryers are the ultimate win-win—and win some more.

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