East Longmeadow, MA –September 25, 2014 – Excel Dryer Inc., manufacturer of the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand dryer and new XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer, announced registered projects for the third annual international Green Apple Day of Service, an initiative from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council that brings together advocates from around the world and encourages them to take action in their communities through service projects at local schools.

The Day of Service, now in its third year, provides an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies, and others to transform all schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient, and productive learning places. Projects organized by Excel Dryer this year include the installation of the Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers at Brighton High School (part of the Boston public-school system), Angeles Mesa Elementary School (part of the Los Angeles Unified School District), and several locations throughout the UMass Amherst campus.

“The green movement is here to stay, and as all facilities are looking for green and cost-savings initiatives, installing XLERATOR hand dryers or our new XLERATOReco hand dryers accomplishes both,” said William Gagnon, vice president of marketing at Excel Dryer. “We are proud to be an original seed sponsor of the Green Apple program since its inception, and encourage groups and individuals to get caught green-handed and make a difference this month by registering a Day of Service project to install XLERATOR hand dryers or XLERATOReco hand dryers at local schools.”

Last year, more than 2,100 volunteer projects took place in communities around the world for the second annual Green Apple Day of Service, generating school-improvement projects in all 50 states and in 40 countries.

Excel Dryer has partnered with Green Apple and created custom covered Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers that are available for any facility to purchase, and a portion of all proceeds go back to support the Green Apple program. The Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryer can be co-branded to include school logos, colors, mascots, or a custom sustainability message. The Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryer is also available in the new XLERATOReco model that uses no-heat technology to dry hands quickly using only 500 watts, making it the most energy-efficient hand dryer on the planet.