As a part of the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, a Presidential initiative to make commercial buildings 20% more energy efficient by 2020, The Fox Theatre is continually seeking new and innovative technologies to enhance guests experience while preserving the historic fabric of the theatre and conserving natural resources. As part of the energy reduction challenge, The Fox Theatre has partnered with Dyson to install the latest Dyson Airblade™ hand drying technology – the fastest, most hygienic way to dry hands. The new hand dryers will have a lower impact on the environment (up to 73% less CO2 than some other hand dryers and up to 69% less than recycled paper towels), but they also cost less up to 69% less to operate per year than other hand dryers, and up to 97% less than paper towels too.1
With air traveling at 420mph, the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers scrape water from hands like a windshield wiper in 12-14 seconds. The Fox Theatre will install the latest Dyson Airblade™ technology, including Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers throughout the Spanish Room Lounges, Lower Lounges.
A few facts about the new hand dryers:
- The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer: combines Airblade™ technology in a faucet, allowing hands to be washed and dried at the sink.
- Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer dB: 50% quieter than the original Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer2 and suitable for restrooms where sound levels are an important consideration.
- Dyson Airblade V hand dryer: ideal for small spaces with its 4″ depth and is ADA-compliant without additional recessing.
The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer range now has the Dyson digital motor V4, one of the world’s smallest and most efficient power dense motors, Airblade™ technology, and HEPA filtration, which removes 99.97% of bacteria at 0.3 microns from the air used to dry hands – so hands are dried using cleaner air, not dirty restroom air. Design at Dyson is about challenging the norm; developing new technologies and making technology operate more efficiently. This approach is consistent with the Fox Theatre’s methodology of implementing advanced technologies, while preserving the history of the theatre and protecting the environment.
- For calculations visit http://airblade.dyson.com/calcs
- When compared to the original Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer
Dyson has over 1,500 scientists and engineers developing new technology globally. Investing $60 million over three years in intensive research and development, the new Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers were developed by a team of 125 Dyson engineers. The new hand dryers have been engineered for different restroom environments: Dyson Airblade V hand dryer – concentrated hand drying technology 60% smaller than the original, the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer incorporating Airblade™ technology in a faucet to wash and dry hands at the sink, and Dyson Airblade dB, which has been acoustically re-engineered to reduce noise resulting in a 50% quieter machine than the original. No other hand dryer has the Dyson digital motor V4, one of the world’s smallest and most efficient power dense motors, HEPA filtration, and Airblade™ technology. Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers are the fastest, most hygienic way to dry hands. www.dysonairblade.com