Go Green

EFFICIENCY OR THE ENVIRONMENT? CHOOSE BOTH. GO GREEN.

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With today’s increased interest in “going green,” businesses are realizing what we’ve known for more than half a century – it’s good to protect the environment.

For more than 50 years, World Dryer has been helping facilities ease their burden on the environment with warm-air dryers that save money while they protect trees, reduce landfill waste and help preserve valuable water supplies and other natural resources.

Go Green

Today, our dryers help energy-conscious businesses and other public and private institutions qualify for valuable LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits while showing their customers, visitors and employees that the environment matters.

Consider all the ways dryers help reduce waste:

  • The production of paper towels is 2X as energy-intensive as the use of hand dryers, and it creates more greenhouse gases (over its lifetime, one hand dryer will produce 1.6 tons of carbon dioxide, vs. the 4.6 tons of carbon dioxide that will be produced manufacturing the towels it replaces)
  • Paper towels can be made from recycled paper, but they can’t be recycled themselves, creating millions of cubic feet of waste in landfills
  • Producing one ton of recycled paper takes 7,000 gallons of water and 158 million BTUs of energy – and 60 pounds of pollutants will go into the air
  • A typical school using 30 hand dryers will save 17 trees’ worth of paper towels per year

Warm-air hand dryers just make sense.

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LEED

US Green Building Council - Member

Hand dryers can help new construction, renovation and maintenance projects qualify for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits.
When replacing paper towels in washrooms, hand dryers help meet critical LEED requirements of reducing the waste stream and creating sustainable operational cost improvements by eliminating or minimizing the purchasing and waste removal of janitorial paper products.  When replacing paper towels, the LEEDS credits hand dryers can contribute to include:
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

Energy efficient hand dryers reduce energy consumption with fast dry times and low power consumption and can be a part of an overall program to reduce a building’s energy requirements to earn LEED credits.  Replacing less efficient hand dryers can contribute towards the following credit:
EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Efficiency Performance

Points toward the LEED Green Building Rating System are not awarded on the basis of products but on the building performance achieved through sustainable design, construction and operations of buildings.  World Dryer’s energy efficient hand dryers can contribute towards meeting or exceeding the LEED performance requirements.

 

Green Spec Certification

Green Spec Listed

Architects and construction professionals may use the BuildingGreen’s online product guide, GreenSpec, to identify more than 2,000 environmentally preferred products. Several World Dryer products meet a number of GreenSpec standards, including waste reduction, energy conservation and low maintenance requirements.

Products that are Green Spec:  SLIMdri, SMARTdri & SMARTdri PLUS Series, Airforce, AirMax

 

Green Restaurant Association

Green Restaurant Association

Restaurant professionals may use the Green Restaurant Association’s product guide to identify environmentally preferred products. Several World Dryer products have been endorsed by Green Restaurant Association for high efficiency hand dryers which states that all units must have power consumption less than 1500 watts and a dry time of less than 15 seconds.

Products that are Green Restaurant Association certified:   Airforce, SMARTdri, SMARTdri Plus, SLIMdri, VMax