The Sacramento City Unified School District scores straight A’s with the installation of high-speed, energy-efficient Green Apple XLERATOR® Hand Dryers, now available in the XLERATOReco® model using heatless technology to further reduce energy consumption by over 60 percent
East Longmeadow, MA –November 19, 2013 – Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the original, patented, high-speed and energy-efficient XLERATOR hand dryer, has partnered with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) through their Green Apple initiative to help create high performing schools that save taxpayer dollars and provide safer learning environments for children. Through this partnership, Excel Dryer has created custom covered Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers that present an opportunity for schools to embrace sustainable facility maintenance solutions. Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers are available for any facility to purchase and a portion of the proceeds go back to the Green Apple initiative that supports green schools for all within this generation. Excel Dryer is pleased to announce that the Center for Green School’s mission to put every student in a green school within this generation resonated with the Sacramento City Unified School District, that was one of the very first to adopt the Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers as part of their strategic plans centered on the theme of ‘putting children first.’
“As an active member of USGBC, Excel Dryer is pleased to join forces with the Center for Green Schools through their Green Apple initiative. Together, we will advance the development of high-performing green schools that create better learning environments for our nation’s students,” said William Gagnon, Vice President of Marketing, Excel Dryer, Inc.
Unlike conventional hand dryers, which average 30 to 45 seconds of drying time, XLERATOR dries hands three times faster (completely in 10 seconds) and uses 80 percent less energy than conventional hand dryers. XLERATOR represents a 95 percent cost savings when compared to paper towels, reduces the need for maintenance and improves restroom hygiene. XLERATOR is also the only hand dryer to be Made in USA Certified®, the first hand dryer to be GreenSpec® Listed and helps facilities qualify for LEED® credits.
A customized cost-savings analysis revealed that XLERATOR could save Sacramento Charter High School almost $17,000.00 annually – a 97.96 percent savings versus the price of paper towels – and eliminate 5,587 pounds of paper towel waste a year. Energy efficiency statistics generated from testing the XLERATOR against paper towels are a compelling argument to adopt Excel Dryer’s technology; drying hands with paper towels uses an average of 743 kilojoules per use, while an XLERATOR uses just 76 kilojoules per use.
“Excel Dryer’s expertise and knowledge about the importance of energy-efficient, low-maintenance and durable hand dryers made a tremendous impact on our sustainability transformation at the Sacramento City Unified School District,” said Farah Wissinger, Environmental Sustainability Manager for the school district. “Excel Dryer’s customized cost-savings analysis showed us exactly how much energy and money we were wasting on paper towels in our washrooms, including maintenance and waste removal fees that really add up.”
Excel Dryer continues to innovate and set new industry standards. The newer XLERATOReco model uses heatless technology to further reduce energy consumption by over 60 percent, equaling less than 30 kilojoules per use and is also available as a Green Apple high-speed and energy-efficient hand dryer. XLERATOR and XLERATOReco are 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.
Excel Dryer invites Greenbuild attendees to visit booth number 929 for XLERATOR and XLERATOReco demonstrations and a customized cost-savings analysis to identify the energy and cost-savings available to any unique facility with the installation of high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR hand dryers.
A complete case study revealing the sustainability transformation at the Sacramento Charter High School is available online at exceldryer.com/landing_pages/greenapple/ in the digital press room for Greenbuild 2013 and by request.
In addition to donating a portion of the proceeds of every Green Apple XLERATOR sold, Excel Dryer is a proud supporter of the Green Apple Day of Service. The annual event brings together thousands of advocates from around the world, including students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies and more, who take action in their communities through local service projects. Taking place annually on the last Saturday in September, the Green Apple Day of Service presents an opportunity for substantial progress to be made in support of healthy, sustainable schools. For more information, visit mygreenapple.org.
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.
About Green Apple
Green Apple is an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S Green Building Council to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe, where energy and resources are conserved and where they can be inspired to dream of a brighter future. Green Apple gives individuals, companies and organizations the opportunity to transform all our schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places, and is powered by volunteers who participate in community-based efforts; promoted by media partners, like-minded NGOs and high-profile ambassadors; and funded by corporate partners. For more information, visit mygreenapple.org and use the Twitter hashtag #greenapple.