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National Restaurant Association’s Conserve Program Announces New Sponsor Excel Dryer Collaboration to highlight energy efficiency resources

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the National Restaurant Association’s Conserve sustainability program announced Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of American made hand dryers featuring the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® hand dryer, as a program sponsor.

“Through our Conserve Program, the National Restaurant Association provides tips and tools for restaurant operators looking to maximize their sustainability efforts in their everyday operations,” said Jeff Clark, Conserve Program Director. “By utilizing energy-efficient resources, such as XLERATOR hand dryers, restaurants can reduce their energy use, impacting not only the environment, but also their bottom line.”

Clark noted that one restaurateur saved nearly $1,000 per month when she began utilizing hand dryers in her two locations.

Environmental sustainability ranked third among 20 top trends at restaurants in both 2014 and 2015, according to the National Restaurant Association’s annual “What’s Hot” culinary forecast. Chefs and restaurateurs recognize more customers are incorporating sustainability practices into their daily lives and want to extend that into the food space as well — particularly when dining out.

Additional research shows restrooms can influence how likely guests are to return. A survey conducted by Cintas Corporation found that 88 percent of respondents identified overflowing trashcans as a sign of a dirty restroom. Eighty percent of those surveyed said paper towels and toilet paper on the floor was another sign. By adopting touch-free, high-efficiency fixtures such as the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR hand dryer manufactured by Excel Dryer, facilities eliminate paper tower labor, maintenance and waste and improve restroom cleanliness.

“The XLERATOR hand dryer allows facilities to eliminate paper towel waste, creating a more hygienic restroom environment,” said William Gagnon, vice president of marketing at Excel Dryer. “As all facilities are now looking for green and cost-saving initiatives, the installation of the XLERATOR hand dryer accomplishes both.”

The new XLERATOReco hand dryer uses “no heat” technology to dry hands fast using only 500 watts, making it the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly hand dryer on the planet. XLERATOR hand dryers represent a 95 percent cost savings versus paper towels and eliminate their labor, maintenance and waste, while creating a more hygienic restroom environment.

For more information, visit Conserve’s best practices and exceldryer.com

About Excel Dryer, Inc. 

For over 50 years, Excel Dryer, Inc. has been manufacturing the finest American made hand dryers and invented the patented XLERATOR® hand dryer technology. XLERATOR created the high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer category, redefining the public perception of hand dryers and setting a new standard for performance, reliability, customer satisfaction and sustainability. Excel Dryer now has a diverse range of products with the most options and complete line of accessories in the industry to create the best hand drying solution for any restroom environment. The newest model includes the XLERATOReco® hand dryer, the most environmentally friendly hand dryer on the planet. Featured options include an adjustable speed and sound control and a HEPA Filtration System that can be ordered from the factory or retrofitted into existing units. A leader in sustainability, Excel Dryer was the first hand dryer company to commission an independent Life Cycle Assessment, which was peer reviewed to ISO 14040 standards, that confirmed the XLERATOR hand dryer reduces the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70 percent versus even 100 percent recycled paper towels. Many attempt to imitate, but never successfully duplicate the original, patented and still-the-best, XLERATOR hand dryer. For more information, visit exceldryer.com.

* Dry time based on third party testing performed by SGS International on standard XLERATOR® hand dryer/XLERATOReco® hand dryer with 0.8 nozzle to 0.2g or less of residual moisture.


Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets and a workforce of 14.7 million employees. We represent the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. We operate the industry's largest trade show (NRA Show May 20-23, 2017, in Chicago); leading food safety training and certification program (ServSafe); unique career-building high school program (the NRA Educational Foundation's ProStart); as well as the Kids LiveWell program promoting healthful kids' menu options. For more information, visit Restaurant.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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