IFS (Intelligent Facility Solutions) are focussed on eliminating waste and unnecessary energy consumption in ‘away from home’ washroom environments through the provision of low energy hand dryers. They highlight the potential energy/cost savings that facilities can achieve by conducting site surveys and only recommend investment where a clear return on investment can be demonstrated.
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They also have the most comprehensive range of low energy hand dyers which can be viewed here (https://www.intelligenthanddryers.com/category/low-energy-hand-dryers)
Is this possibly the most energy efficient hand dryer on the market?
The eXtremeAir GXT hand dryer which, on high speed without heat setting, has a rated power of just 500W and dries the hands in around 12 seconds. Giving an energy per dry of only 1.67W, costing just 20p per 1000 dries, generating only 0.9 Kg/C02 per 1000 dries. Watch it in action here https://youtu.be/TsQFYpLAe2Y . A massive energy and carbon saving compared to conventional hand dryers at around 30 – 40W per dry.
To work out how much energy savings and carbon reduction their energy efficient hand dryers can save you against existing solutions such as conventional hand dryers, paper towels and roller towels, use their cost calculator here https://www.intelligenthanddryers.com/cost-calculator/
Energy efficient hand dryers
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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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