The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer qualifies for the ECA scheme. It has been added to the Energy Technology Product List because it meets the scheme’s energy saving criteria. This means that your business can claim 100% first-year capital allowance on the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer, which can provide a helpful cash flow boost, and shorten your payback period.
1. Assuming all available Annual Investment Allowances (AIA) have been taken, the standard rate is 20% of a reducing balances scale. A company can claim ECAs in addition to AIAs, thereby increasing total available accelerated tax allowance. ECAs provide 100% tax relief, so there is no further tax relief in later years. The general rate of capital allowances does not provide 100% tax relief so there is a balance of spending to carry forward on the reducing balance basis for relief in later years. Please seek independent financial advice.
2. Available tax relief would be £599.99 x 100% tax relief x 26% corporate tax = £156.00. Assumes a corporate tax rate of 26%.
A leading Massachusetts-based research university study has proven that the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is the most sustainable way to completely dry hands. Paper towels and warm air hand dryers have the highest environmental toll according to this comprehensive lifecycle analysis (LCA), generating 70% or more carbon emissions than the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer. Rather than warm air, the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer uses sheets of cool, cleaned air to literally scrape water from hands.
“Paper towels and warm air hand dryers – like vacuum bags – are from a bygone era. Technology has moved on. People want to dry their hands quickly, completely and without damaging the environment.”
Virgin or recycled paper?
People perceive recycled paper towels to always be better for the environment. Wrong. The report’s researchers found that the environmental impact of recycled towels equals that of virgin paper towels in a number of environmental measures, including CO2 emissions and water consumption. Recycled and virgin towels both generate over three times more carbon emissions than the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer – creating waste, consuming more energy and using more water. If every UK citizen visited the bathroom just once a day for a year and used two paper towels each time, there would be enough paper waste to cover the entire surface of London. Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer creates none. Yet, paper towels are still the most widely used in public restrooms. Waste accounts for only a fraction of recycled paper’s carbon footprint: 65% is created during manufacturing due to the energy, chemicals and water used . Rather than innovate, paper towel manufacturers spend millions opposing stricter environmental rules related to paper manufacturing . This comprehensive LCA has helped Dyson pinpoint where engineering […]
Campden BRI has taken a number of inquiries from its members about the suitability of the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer for use by operatives in food production environments. Consequently, Dyson approached Campden BRI to design and conduct a series of experiments.
The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is a powerful machine and so we have worked with Campden BRI to test the generation of microbial aerosols when in use. The results from Campden BRI show clearly there is no issue with microbial aerosol generation showing no reason why Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer cannot be used in food preparation or food production areas.
NSF International, the consulting body on workplace hygiene, tested the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer and certified it as compliant with its strict requirements for a hygienic hand drying system. The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is the only hand dryer compliant with NSF Protocol P335 for hygienic hand dryers.
The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is the first hand dryer to be awarded the Carbon Reduction Label from the Carbon Trust. To secure the Carbon Reduction Label, the machine’s total carbon footprint were measured and certified by the Carbon Trust. As part of the certification, Dyson has committed to reducing the Airblade™ hand dryer’s carbon emissions further in the next two years.
Dyson’s research into skincare was undertaken with the University of Leeds and has been validated by the British Skin Foundation. The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is the first and only hand drying system to receive BSF backing.
The Green Business Awards are one of the most prestigious benchmarks of environmental excellence for corporate UK. The awards aim to discover and recognise the most innovative, ambitious and effective initiatives by business in the UK for achieving environmental sustainability, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and implementing green business practices. Dyson Airblade™ was awarded highly commended in the category of low carbon product.
The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer has been awarded the Best Interior Product Award and was commended in the Best Ecological Product category at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2009. The awards recognise and celebrate all the best achievers from across the healthcare building design field.
HACCP International has certified the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer as appropriate for use in food facilities that operate in accordance with an HACCP-based Food Safety Programme. “The HACCP International Non-food Certification Mark is highly regarded for its support of organisations whose products (and services) display qualities of food safety excellence.”
The Dyson Airblade™ is the only dryer that is HACCP approved.