Innovations in Hand Dryers: Improvements and Impacts on Sustainability

Date: 
Tuesday December 19, 2017 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EST

In this one-hour course, we’ll 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: 
0920004901
AIA Course Number: 
IWD10B
Sponsor: 
World Dryer
Applicable Credits: 
1 AIA HSW/LU CE Hour
1 GBCI General Hour for LEED Professionals