Excel Dryer continuing education course for architecture, engineering and building professionals honored for revolutionizing the next generation of green restroom design

East Longmeadow, MA –July 17, 2013 – Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryer, is pleased to announce that the Architectural Record has named Excel Dryer’s continuing education course, ‘Next Generation Green Restroom Design,’ as among the most popular courses in the 2013 Excellence in Advertising Award Competition. The course is also available through AEC Daily and has garnered significant success among their audience of architecture, engineering and construction professionals. The Architectural Record ‘s Annual Excellence in Advertising Awards are evaluated by a jury comprised of architects representing firms of all sizes working on projects from large scale commercial to residential and interiors. The ads are judged on a scale of one to 10 with regards to content and graphic design.

“Over 150,000 tests were completed over the past year through Architectural Record’s audience,” said Excel Dryer’s Vice President of Marketing, William Gagnon. “Architectural, design and building professionals have a variety of choices when it comes to continuing education courses. We are proud to learn that our commitment to providing green and cost-saving products, like the original, patented, high-speed and energy-efficient hand dryer, XLERATOR, is of tremendous value to our architectural partners who are instrumental in defining the next generation of green building and design.”

The award winning ‘Next Generation Green Restroom Design’ course provides an overview of the newest technologies in high efficiency plumbing products and fixtures for sustainable restroom design. In addition, the course includes a virtual tour of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) headquarters, illustrating how the integrative design process optimizes energy efficiency and qualifies for several LEED® credits. The tour explores a three-dimensional model featuring green products, along with videos, images, audio content and text that link to supplementary online resources.

Architecture, engineering and construction professionals, who have taken the ‘Next Generation Green Restroom Design’ course through AEC Daily, echo the positive remarks of the Architectural Record. According to AEC Daily survey feedback, 97 percent of course participants indicated that they would use Excel Dryer products in the future, and 66 percent of participants stated they would take another course offered by Excel Dryer.

The Architectural Record is a monthly magazine published by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., and covers building science, business and professional strategies, key issues, new products and computer-aided practices for building and design professionals. With an audience of over 90,000, the publication is a valuable resource for staying up to date on the latest dialogues regarding design and resources for continued education.

AEC Daily is an online resource providing hundreds of thousands of continued education credits to architectural and construction professionals. They focus on providing the latest USGBC approved courses with a mission to change the specifying habits of the design community based on the advancement of cost effective and quality industry improvements.

About Excel Dryer, Inc.

XLERATOR® is the original, patented high-speed energy efficient hand dryer. XLERATOR® completely dries hands three times faster (in 10 seconds) and uses 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers. XLERATOR® represents a 95% cost savings when compared to paper towels, eliminates their maintenance and waste, while creating a more hygienic restroom environment. XLERATOR® is the only dryer that is Made in USA Certified®, the first to be GreenSpec® listed and qualifies for several LEED® Credits. A peer reviewed (per ISO 14040 standards) Life Cycle Assessment of XLERATOR® confirmed it reduces the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70% when compared to both traditional hand dryers and even 100% recycled paper towels. XLERATOR® is now available with a full line of accessories featuring the only certified HEPA filtration system with a washable pre-filter for reliable performance and a longer life span, antimicrobial wall guards and the XChanger® paper towel dispenser retrofit kit. XLERATOR® helps commercial facilities save time, money and the environment.