green guide

Energy Per Use


Energy is measured in KiloJoules (KJ). Lower numbers represent less energy use and less cost. EXT uses 90.6% less energy than a standard electric hand dryer.

Energy Reduction

Our family of eXtremeAir® hand dryers help to minimize 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 500 – 300 watts of electricity – that’s up to 3X less energy than other “green” hand dryers.

Green Facts (1)

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.

Cost Savings

Going green doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. In fact, the eXtremeAir saved customers up to 98% versus paper towel costs while eliminating landfill waste.

The operating cost of the eXtremeAir hand dryers is less than $16 per year. To see cost savings examples or calculate your savings, visit our cost calculator.

Green Certifications

GreenSpec® Listed

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 80-90% less energy than conventional hand dryers and reduces maintenance and waste.

US Green Building Council Greener Product Certified

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The Greener Products Certified Seal confirms the product complies with the LEED, LEED for Homes and NAHB standards. The eXtremeAir helps facilities qualify for LEED Credits in several categories:

LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction (BD+C)
EA Prerequisite Optimizing Energy Performance (Mandatory)
EA Credit Solid Waste Management – Waste Stream Audit
MR Credit Green Cleaning – High Performance Cleaning Program
MR Credit Innovation in Operations
LEED v4 for Building Operations & Maintenance (O+M)
EA Prerequisite Minimum Energy Performance
EA Credit Optimize Energy Performance
MR Credit Facility Maintenance and Renovation
California Air Resources Board

The eXtremeAir is California Air Resources Board compliant.

(1) The Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County. Web 2016