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.
The Volpe Center’s annual budget for paper towels is $50,000; that includes purchasing, stocking, hauling dirty towels away, and dumping them in local landfills. Even before the paper towels depart for the dump they often litter restrooms, overflowing from trash receptacles and creating a haven for germs. With all of this in mind, the Volpe Center has installed 68 high-speed, energy-efficient custom cover XLERATOR hand dryers, the only dryers that are MADE IN USA Certified making them Buy American Act compliant, in 38 restrooms and Klauber has seen an immediate impact:
- SIGNIFICANT COST SAVINGS FROM USING AND DISPOSING OF FEWER PAPER TOWELS
- CLEANER, MORE HYGIENIC RESTROOMS
- REDUCED CARBON FOOTPRINT
- QUICKER, BETTER, MORE EFFICIENT HAND DRYING SOLUTION