Buildings Editors-Choice

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Buildings Editors-Choice

  1. 1. [EDITORS’ CHOICE] » PRODUCT REVIEW SpotlightDry Hands Faster with XLERATOR® With 10 of the 12 issues throughout the year, the editorial staff of Buildings magazine selects a prod- uct of interest to its readership of 72,000 senior- and middle-level building owners and facilities managers for its “Editors’ Choice” department. After actually using the product in its application, the editors then offer their review, based upon a ranking using a five- star scale and accompanied by an explanation. East Longmeadow, MA-based Excel Dryer’s XLERATOR hand dryer dries hands completely in 10 to 15 seconds and uses 80-percent less energy than conventional dryers. XLERATOR represents a 95-percent cost savings vs. paper towels and virtually eliminates maintenance while improving restroom hygiene. XLERATOR is also GreenSpec® approved and helps qualify for LEED credits. For more information, visit www.exceldryer.com. B Environmental Friendliness Using less energy than other dryers and eliminat- ing waste from paper towels, the XLERATOR is truly environmentally friendly – benefiting both your building and your budget. Effectiveness While the sight of rippling skin under the blast of XLERATOR’s ★★★★ Environmental Friendliness air can be alarming, one editor notes, “You quickly get over that when you realize that the hand dryer is actually working.” In less than 15 seconds, each ★★★★★ Effectiveness of our hands was completely dry, which feels much cleaner than having to wipe your dripping hands on your pants. ★★★ Aesthetics ★★★★★ Durability Aesthetics While all of the editors agreed that hand dryers aren’t exactly sexy, the XLERATOR earned points for its smooth, unobtrusive shape. The range of(Based on a 5-star scale) finish options is impressive, too. Due to the elimination of paper towel waste, XLERATOR can have a positive impact on restroom aesthetics (our test rest- room was pristine). Durability You don’t have to touch the machine, which is great for hygiene and product durability. The lack of buttons and moving parts provides less opportunity for tampering, and the hard enamel casing on the test model appeared graffiti proof. Reprinted with permission from Buildings, July 2008. © On the web at www.buildings.com. © Stamats Business Media. All Rights Reserved. FosteReprints: 866-879-9144, www.marketingreprints.com. 800.255.9235 www.exceldryer.com

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