XLERATORr high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer meets American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) guidelines for cost savings, energy efficiency and LEED credits

-The dryer is easily retrofitted into existing government buildings, for which ARRA funds are targeted -

East Longmeadow, Mass. - American made XLERATORr high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer meets the federal government's guidelines for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to restore and renovate federal facilities into high-performance, green buildings.

"There are currently no Energy Star or FEMP designated categories for energy-efficient hand dryers," says Bill Gagnon, Director of Marketing, Excel Dryer, Inc. "In this case, the federal government gives preference to products such as XLERATOR that can demonstrate a 25% or more increase in energy efficiency. This means that XLERATOR dryers are ARRA compliant now - and project managers can start experiencing significant cost and energy savings this year."

With a payback of less than one year, the XLERATOR hand dryer represents a major cost savings, is an excellent source reduction alternative and helps qualify for a multiple LEED credits in the new 2009 Rating System, particularly for LEED Existing Buildings (LEED-EB). Under LEED-EB: Operations and Management, XLERATOR can earn credits for energy optimization, waste reduction, green housekeeping, and more. The XLERATOR is the only hand dryer that is MADE IN USA Certifiedr, working in compliance with the Buy American Act and ensuring that stimulus money continues to support American innovation and manufacturing.

Unlike conventional hand dryers, which average 30 to 45 seconds of drying time, Excel Dryer's XLERATOR hand dryer completely dries hands 3 times faster (in 10 to15 seconds) and uses 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers. XLERATOR also delivers a 95% cost savings when compared to paper towels, eliminates their maintenance and waste, while creating a more hygienic restroom environment. Because of its efficiency and proven performance, the XLERATOR is the first hand dryer to be GreenSpecr Listed. A complete Life Cycle Assessment study of XLERATOR, peer-reviewed to internationally-recognized ISO 14040 standards, confirmed that XLERATOR reduces the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70% when compared to traditional hand dryers and paper towels.

Excel is the first hand dryer manufacturer to be awarded a Schedule Contract by the General Services Administration, offering reduced prices to federal and state government agencies. Under the Schedules Program (also referred to as Multiple Award Schedules and Federal Supply Schedules), the GSA establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to over 10 million commercial supplies and services at volume discount prices.

Currently, XLERATOR is installed in a variety of busy, high traffic government restrooms, including high-profile federal destinations such as the United States Green Building Council's headquarters in Washington D.C., several facilities in the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard and numerous Federal Prisons. XLERATOR is also the official hand dryer specification of U.S. Navy vessels and are currently installed in the USS Nimitz, USS Fitzgerald and USS Lincoln.

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For more information, please contact Shannon Filippelli at van Schouwen Associates, sfilippelli@vsamarketing.com, 413-567-8700 ext 105, www.vsamarketing.com

Excel Dryer, Inc. can be reached at P. O. Box 365, 357 Chestnut Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028 (413) 525-4531 or at www.exceldryer.com.