The new retrofit kit provides a cost-effective solution for replacing paper towel dispensers with high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers

May, 13, 2011 – East Longmeadow, Mass. – XLERATOR® high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers are now available with ADA compliant stainless steel paper towel dispenser retrofit kits. The new XLERATOR XCHANGER combination kits provide a simple, cost-effective solution for replacing built-in paper towel dispensers with XLERATOR hand dryers. A stainless steel panel allows the dryers to mount neatly where dispensers existed, leaving restrooms clean and green. XLERATOR completely dries hands in 10 seconds—three times faster than conventional dryers. It uses 80% less energy and delivers a 95% cost savings versus paper towels, while creating a more hygienic restroom.

XCHANGER is fabricated from 18 gauge 18-8 type 304 stainless steel with #4 satin finish. Overall Dimensions: 17- 7/16″ wide x 56″ high x 1″ deep. The XCHANGER combination kit also comes in an ADA version. The opening to the unit is seven inches lower, allowing the recess kit and XLERATOR hand dryer to be ADA compliant.

“XLERATOR hand dryers and retrofit kits are being specified by facility managers who are looking for ways to help trim the cost, maintenance and waste associated with paper towels and while taking significant step towards greening their facilities,” said William Gagnon, vice president of marketing and key accounts, Excel Dryer.

The newest technologies in high-efficiency plumbing products and fixtures for sustainable restroom design are featured in Excel Dryer’s latest CEU course, Next Generation Green Restroom Design, a featured education unit in the U.S. Green Building Council’s new virtual tour program. “By collaborating with the USGBC we hope to provide architects, specifiers and building professionals with a blueprint of best practices to help design sustainable restrooms of the future,” added Gagnon.

Developed with Sloan Valve, a manufacturer of water-efficient solutions for the plumbing industry, the AIA/CSI/GBCI approved education unit highlights how high-efficiency hand dryers and plumbing fixtures can help reduce maintenance and cost while delivering the lowest environmental impact.

The course also includes information on the practical, economic and environmental benefits of high-speed energy-efficient hand dryers, water use and trends, how to choose water-saving products and an explanation of how these products apply the new, best-practice green building.

XLERATOR is the only hand dryer to be MADE IN USA Certified, the first hand dryer to be GreenSpec® Listed and helps facilities qualify for multiple LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits by the U.S. Green Building Council. A peer reviewed ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment, of XLERATOR confirmed it reduces the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70% when compared to traditional hand dryers and paper towels.

Excel Dryer, Inc. can be reached at P. O. Box 365, 357 Chestnut Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028 (888) 998-7704 or at