Excel Dryer empowers thousands of volunteers for the third annual international Green Apple Day of Service, Sept. 27
East Longmeadow, MA –September 24, 2014 – Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryer and new XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer, today 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 more 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 high-speed, energy-efficient 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 University of Massachusetts 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.”
“At the Center for Green Schools we’re always astounded by the ingenuity and innovation of communities across the country and around the world during the Day of Service,” said Rachel Gutter, director of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC. “In these challenging economic times, schools, communities and leaders have demonstrated an impressive commitment to make the places where our children learn sustainable and safe, while putting money back into the classrooms where it belongs. We commend Excel Dryer for transforming our schools and transforming our communities.”
Last year, over 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.
Many of today’s schools are beset by a host of challenges that compromise our children’s health and wellness, causing everything from asthma to headaches and concentration issues. The Green Apple Day of Service is helping transform schools into sustainable and healthy places to live, learn, work and play while educating a new generation of consumers and leaders – sustainability natives – capable of driving global market transformation.
Excel Dryer has partnered with Green Apple and created custom covered high-speed, energy-efficient 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 fast using only 500 watts making it the most energy efficient hand dryer on the planet. Both models are available with several options and the industry’s most complete line of accessories featuring a 1.1” Noise Reduction Nozzle; Speed and Sound control for sound-sensitive areas; a HEPA Filtration System; ADA Compliant Recess Kits; MICROBAN® antimicrobial Wall Guards; and the XChanger® paper towel dispenser retrofit kit.
To learn more about Excel Dryer visit exceldryer.com. For more information on the Green Apple Day of Service, visit mygreenapple.org.
About Excel Dryer, Inc.
Excel Dryer is a family-owned and operated small business that has been manufacturing the finest American made hand dryers for over 50 years and the only ones that are Made In USA Certified®, featuring the XLERATOR hand dryer models. The XLERATOR hand dryer uses patented technology to completely dry hands three times faster (10 seconds) while using 80 percent less energy than conventional hand dryers. XLERATOR hand dryer was the first to be GreenSpec Listed and also help facilities qualify for several LEED v4 Credits. A peer reviewed (ISO 14040 standards) Life Cycle Assessment of XLERATOR confirmed it reduces the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70 percent when compared to both traditional hand dryers and even 100 percent recycled paper towels. The new XLERATOReco hand dryer uses no heat technology to dry hands fast using only 500 watts making it the most energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly hand dryer on the planet. Both XLERATOR and XLERATOReco are available with several options featuring speed and sound controls and a HEPA Filtration System as well as the industry’s most complete line of accessories to build the best drying solution for any restroom environment. Learn more at exceldryer.com.
* Dry time based on third party testing performed by SGS International on standard XLERATOR® hand dryer and XLERATOReco® hand dryer with 0.8 nozzle to 0.2g or less of residual moisture.
About the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council
The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is making sure every student has the opportunity to attend a green school within this generation. From kindergarten to college and beyond, the Center works directly with staff, teachers, faculty, students, administrators, elected officials and communities to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable places to live and learn, work and play. For more information, visit centerforgreenschools.org or find us on Twitter and Facebook.
About the Green Apple Day of Service
The Green Apple Day of Service is an annual event that brings volunteers from around the world together to host local service projects that make schools healthier and more sustainable. Taking place on the last Saturday in September of each year, the Green Apple Day of Service presents an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies and more to take action in their communities and demonstrate that where we learn matters. For more information and to start a Day of Service project, visit mygreenapple.org/dayofservice.