Innovations in Hand Dryers: Improvements and Impacts on Sustainability

We discuss the evolution of electric hand dryers and how today’s high-speed, energy efficient dryers minimize impacts on the environment while providing a speedy and efficient user experience with lower operation and maintenance costs. We’ll also explore an array of high-speed hand dryer features including HEPA filter, antimicrobial technology, ADA compliance, maintenance indicator and sound and speed controls to address the unique needs of various application environments. Learners will also gain insight into how specifying high-speed, energy efficient hand dryers contributes to green initiatives.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Describe the innovations of hand dryers on the market today and how new technology has improved the hand drying experience
2. Discuss how dryer speed and heating elements affect drying time, sound level and energy efficiency
3. Explain design requirements and installation for ADA and wall mounting
4. Understand the sustainability of hand drying methods regarding hygiene and environmental impacts
5. Define the benefits of hand drying in terms of cost, payback and ROI
6. Describe green building contributions of high speed hand dryers and which LEED credits they may contribute to

GBCI Course ID: 
0920006981
AIA Course Number: 
GWD10A
Applicable Credits: 
1 AAA Core Learning PDHs
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
1 AIBD CE Hours
1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals
1 OAA Structured Learning Hours
1 SAA Core Learning Hours
Design Category: 
(10) Specialties

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion