Understanding LEED Credits with Hand Dryers
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Understanding LEED Credits with Hand Dryers

The LEED certification program is one that is recognized around the world. What is LEED? It stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. This program is meant to acknowledge green building practices in today’s global fight to become more sustainable and help preserve our precious environment. What does green building have to do with hand dryers? Well they play a small but important role in becoming LEED certified. Each new building or existing building must first follow prerequisites in order to begin earning points towards becoming LEED certified. New construction may have different requirements than those that are updating existing buildings. Projects that are new construction would follow the rating system "BD+C" while those upgrading an existing building may follow the "O+M" system. Whether it be new development or not, two of our top selling hand dryers at ProDryers, the Xlerator and Extreme Air series can help qualify your project to earn credits and take that step in earning certification which may be earned at 40 points. The XLERATOR and ExtremeAir hand dryers both can help qualify for LEED credits in the category (EA Credit 1) which is a required credit in any LEED certified building. To see how each hand dryer will apply to the LEED rating system follow each manufacturer’s site green certifications page, XLERATOR LEED and ExtremeAir LEED. Why are LEED recognized hand dryers important? Not only does it recognize a green product but one that is cost efficient as well. The Xlerator and ExtremeAir which may both help qualify for LEED credits can save up to 95% vs. paper towel costs and use 80% less energy than conventional push button dryers. Recently introduced by Excel is the new XLERATOReco hand dryer. The XLERATOReco is much like the ExtremeAir EXT7 (both use no heat, save on install costs, and use less energy allowing up to 3 dryers installed per line). The original XLERATOR was already efficient as seen by its certifications but by using no heat the new XLERATOReco uses just 500 watts to decrease energy usage even further plus increase savings! Another new feature is the ability to install 3 dryers on one line rather than being wired individually which saves on installation costs. In large facilities the XLERATOReco is a perfect fit due to its lower installation cost and ultimate energy savings. The XLERATOR and ExtremeAir, both USA made are great choices in sustainable building, cutting costs and using minimal energy. To learn more about hand dryers and how you could save call us at 888-503-7937. Let us help you become recognized as a green business and take a step in becoming LEED certified with high speed energy efficient hand dryers. ProDryers also has a huge selection of just about everything needed in a commercial restroom including water saving automatic faucets and wash fountains. We are the go to hand dryer and restroom accessory supplier! www.ProDryers.com

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