‘Get Caught Green Handed’ During Annual Green Apple Day of Service

Excel Hand Dryer with ADA Compliant Recess Kit

Excel Dryer, manufacturer of the high speed, energy efficient XLERATOR® hand dryer, helps schools save time, money and the environment.

Excel Dryer has long been a supporter of improving educational initiatives on a local, national and global scale. This dedication to the well being of students is most evident by a partnership Excel Dryer has established with Green Apple, an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at USGBC 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.

The Center for Green School’s mission is to create high performing schools that save hundreds of thousands of dollars and provide safer learning environments for children. But it’s a collaborative effort. Green Apple gives individuals, companies and organisations the opportunity to transform all our schools into healthy, safe, cost efficient and productive learning places.

Excel Dryer, innovator of the original, high speed, energy efficient XLERATOR® commercial hand dryer, has teamed up with the Boston Public Schools in Boston, Massachusetts, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in Los Angeles, California, and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts, to support Green Apple through several projects that are registered for the annual Green Apple Day of Service.

Excel Dryer challenges local school administrators to “Get Caught Green Handed” by installing high speed, energy efficient hand dryers to reduce their facilities’ carbon footprint. Installing XLERATOR® or the new XLERATOReco® hand dryers also represents a 95% cost savings versus paper towels, eliminates their labour and waste while creating a more hygienic washroom environment. These dryers are GreenSpec Listed, Made in USA Certified® and helps qualify for several LEED® v4 Credits.

This challenge and initiative are lessons that can have a broad impact across each district: teaching students about the importance of the environment as well as how to calculate the impact they have on it.

Commercial facilities can calculate their own annual savings utilising Excel Dryer’s customised cost savings and environmental impact calculator with only four variables:

  • The number of cases of paper towels used annually
  • The cost per case delivered (including freight and tax)
  • The number of towels per case
  • The facility KWH rate

The Return on Investment (ROI), typically less than one year, can also be calculated with these additional three variables:

  • Dryer Quantity
  • Dryer Cost
  • Cost of Installation

In addition to saving money, school districts will benefit other schools by installing high speed, energy efficient Green Apple XLERATOR® hand dryers. A portion of the proceeds of every Green Apple XLERATOR® hand dryer sold will help fund the Center for Green Schools and all its programs to create healthier and more sustainable learning environments for our children. “Get Caught Green Handed” by installing the greenest hand dryers on the planet!

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