eXtremeAir® green guide
The eXtremeAir hand dryer has been GreenSpec® Listed. This is an unbiased list of the most environmentally friendly products published by the editors of Environmental Building News. The eXtremeAir met tough GreenSpec standards because it uses 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers and reduces maintenance and waste.
The eXtremeAir helps facilities qualify for LEED® Credits. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The eXtremeAir helps facilities qualify for LEED Credits in several categories:
|EA Credit 1||Optimizing Energy Performance (Mandatory)|
|MR Credit 6||Solid Waste Management – Waste Stream Audit|
|IEQ Credit 3.1||Green Cleaning – High Performance Cleaning Program|
|IO Credit 1||Innovation in Operations|
|IO Credit 3||Documenting Sustainable Building Cost Impacts|
The Greener Products Certified Seal confirms the product complies with the LEED, LEED for Homes and NAHB standards.
The eXtremeAir is California Air Resources Board compliant.
Reduce your carbon footprint by reducing energy. The eXtremeAir eXt series is the first high-speed hand dryer to reduce power consumption to an industry-leading 540 watts of electricity. That’s up to 3X Less Energy than other “green” hand dryers.
Paper towels cannot be recycled, consume precious resources and use excessive landfill space. Making one ton of virgin paper towels can use:
- 7,000 gallons of water
- 17 full grown trees
- 464 gallons of oil
- 42 gallons of gasoline
- 3 yards of landfill waste
A major bottling company eliminated about 96 yards of landfill waste per year by replacing five paper towel dispensers with eXtremeAir hand dryers. The operating costs of the hand dryers is less than $16 per year. To calculate your cost savings while going green, please see our online cost calculator.
Going green doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. In fact, the eXtremeAir saved customers 98% versus paper towel costs while eliminating landfill waste.
To see cost savings examples or calculate your savings, visit our cost calculator.
Energy Per Use
Energy is measured in KiloJoules (KJ). Lower numbers represent less energy use and less cost.
Cost Analysis for a University
|Paper Towel Usage||3,850 Cases|
|Total Paper Cost||$115,500|
|Hand Dryer Operating Costs||$1,232|
|Payback Time||4 Months|