Go Green


Efficiency or the environment? Choose both. Go green.


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 public and private facilities ease their burden on the environment with economical and efficient 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 twice as energy-intensive as the use of hand dryers, and it creates more greenhouse gasses (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)
  • It takes more energy to produce two paper towels than it does to run a typical high-speed hand dryer cycle
  • 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

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US Green Building Council - Member

Today’s high speed, energy-efficient 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 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 paper products. When specifying World Dryer hand dryers in green construction design projects,
possible LEED credits include:

LEED v4 for Building Design and Construction (BD+C)
EA Prerequisite: Minimum Energy Performance
EA Credit: Optimize Energy Performance
MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Environmental Product Declaration
MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Sourcing of Raw Materials

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. When replacing
expensive paper towels with World Dryer high speed energy-efficient hand dryers in existing buildings, the following
credits may apply:

LEED v4 for Building Operations & Maintenance (O+M)
EA Prerequisite: Minimum Energy Performance
EA Credit: Optimize Energy Performance
MR Credit: Facility Maintenance and Renovation

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 GreenSpec Listed 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:


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: