About the company
Intelligent Facility Solutions, an ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited company, are focussed on eliminating waste and unnecessary energy consumption in ‘away from home’ washroom environments through the provision of low energy hand dryers. They can provide facilities site surveys, only recommending the products where cost savings, a clear return on investment and benefit to the environment can be demonstrated.
They live by the mantra “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, aiming to provide solutions, as well as put into their own working practices, the former before having to, as a last resort, the latter.
Current initiatives include:
- Planting trees in the UK and protecting trees in the Amazon Rainforest with money received from online purchases of energy efficient hand dryers.
- Infinity Life Project, where no part of an old hand dryer will end up in climate change contributing landfills by being reconditioned or reused in some way.
- 30 year warranties, to extend the life of a product to reduce any waste
Their low energy hand dyers start from as little as 1.1 Wh per dry and 180W rated power.
A useful calculator is available to work out energy, cost and carbon savings compared to existing “hand drying” solutions such as paper towels, which is also available on every product page to compare across the range.
Accredited technology group:
- Energy efficient hand dryers
Case study: Sheffield International Venues – Motorpoint Arena
Mixed conventional warm air hand dryers varying from 2kw to 2.5kw rated with 30 to 45 second drying cycles. Some units were manual operation so continued to use energy while not in use. Typical energy consumption was 20 to 30 watts per dry.
Energy efficient, high speed hand dryers rated at 0.7kw with 10 to 15 second average dry times. All units start immediately when hands are placed under and stop as soon as they are removed. Typical energy consumption is 1.9 to 2.9 watts per dry.
IFS carried out a comprehensive site survey of all our facilities which highlighted the inefficiency of the current hand dryers. They had an excellent range of hand dryers designed to suit the rigours of intense use and were even able to make technical adjustments to the product to specifically meet our requirements.
Capital cost: £5760
Energy saving: £1282 per annum
Carbon saving (tCO2e): 6.3 per annum
Other savings: Reduction in use of paper rolls from cubicles
Project payback: 4.49
The case study was one site within a wider program for the same client The total project is calculated to cost £38,000 and deliver a £10,000per annum saving, (3.8 year payback period). The product life span is up to 20 years based on expected use making the investment highly justifiable. Total CO2 reduction was calculated at 51 tCO2e per annum.
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