Next Generation Green Restroom Design v2
Excel Dryer, Inc., acquired by Denis Gagnon in 1997, manufactures the industry's finest quality American made hand dryers and hair dryers featuring the XLERATOR®, the New Industry Standard! XLERATOR hand dryers dry hands completely in 10 to 15 seconds and use 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers. XLERATOR represents a 95% cost savings versus paper towels and eliminates their maintenance while improving restroom hygiene. XLERATOR is the only hand dryer that is Made In USA Certified, the first to be GreenSpec® Listed and helps qualify for several LEED® Credits.
This program provides an overview of how sustainable restroom design can address the global concerns of water shortages and the impacts of the building sector on our environment. We identify the newest technologies in high-efficiency restroom fixtures including how to choose water-saving products and the practical, economic, and environmental benefits of high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers versus paper towels. We discuss how these products can contribute points toward LEED v4 and other green building standards
- 1. Recognize how green restroom design can help address the global need to conserve water, energy, and other natural resources within the built environment
- 2. Describe the environmental, health, and economic benefits of water-saving products and high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers versus paper towels
- 3. Apply product selection strategies through the use of independent life cycle assessment studies to earn points toward LEED® v4 credits and other certifications
- 4. Determine the benefits realized by facilities that have adopted green restroom design and the use of water-saving products and high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers through case study examples