Recognition and accolades for the New Industry Standard hand dryer  

Building Operating Management 2011 Top Products Award: For the second year running, Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryer has received the prestigious Building Operating Management Top Products Award.

Building Operating Management 2010 Top Products Award: The XLERATOR Hand Dryer has received the prestigious Building Operating Management 2010 Top Products Award. This award recognizes the best manufacturers and suppliers of the year as determined by building and facility executives who sought further information about the products when they appeared on the web site.

Best New Environmental Safety Product 2006: The XLERATOR received the Peoples’ Choice Award for Best New Environmental Safety product at the Western Foodservice and Hospitality Show 2006 in Los Angeles, CA.

Best New Product 2005 – Technology: The XLERATOR received the Best New Product Award – Technology at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show 2005 in New York City. It was also featured on CNBC Power Lunch with the other category winners.

Innovator of the Year 2004: The California Restaurant Association honored Excel Dryer with the Innovator of the Year Award for the XLERATOR in the Environmental/Safety category.

IAAPA 2002 Exhibitor Award Winner: The XLERATOR won a Best New Product award from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions in December 2002.

Top Ten Product 2002: The editors of Environmental Building News voted XLERATOR Top Ten Product of the Year in 2002.


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)


Because XLERATOR meets a number of BuildingGreen standards (energy conservation, low maintenance requirements and waste reduction), it was the first hand dryer to be BuildingGreen Approved. BuildingGreen 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.

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.

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

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

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