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Eastbourne Borough Council Dyson Airblade Case Study

Eastbourne Borough Council

Nick Adlam,
Energy Initiatives Officer, Eastbourne Borough Council

As a low-energy product the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer is attractive to organisations looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

“ It’s brilliant, my colleagues in environmental health have been playing with them and they’re saying they are very good too,” exclaims Nick Adlam, Energy Initiatives Officer for Eastbourne Borough Council. “We were replacing our old warm air hand dryers. We were fed up with standing around for half a minute with hands that were warm but still soggy. Everyone appreciates the Dyson Airblade™ hand dryer because you’re just in and out and you’re dry.”

“The low energy consumption proved attractive, too. We’ve got an agenda for tackling climate change and we’re working to reduce the council’s emissions as well as the whole town’s.”

Eastbourne Borough Council

By |March 28th, 2013|Awards|0 Comments

The only hand dryer that works properly is now ECA approved.

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 Airbladehand 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%.eca

By |September 25th, 2012|Awards|0 Comments

Leading research university study says: ‘Dyson Airblade™ most environmentally responsible way to dry hands’

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.

James Dyson:

“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 […]

By |April 2nd, 2012|Awards|0 Comments

Campden BRI

cbriLogoCampden 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.

By |March 2nd, 2012|Awards|0 Comments

NSF International

NSF International, the consulting body on workplace hygiene, tested the Dyson Airbladehand 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.nsf

By |June 24th, 2011|Awards|0 Comments

The Carbon Trust

The Dyson Airbladehand 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 icarbonLabeln the next two years.

By |March 19th, 2011|Awards|0 Comments

British Skin Foundation

Dyson’s research into skincare was undertaken with the University of Leeds and has been validated by the British Skin Foundation. The Dyson Airbladehand dryer is the first and only hand drying system to receive BSF backing.bsf

By |February 14th, 2011|Awards|0 Comments

Dyson Airblade™ is awarded highly commended for Low Carbon Product in the Green Business Awards 2010.

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.GBA_Logo

By |June 19th, 2010|Awards|0 Comments

Best Interior Product Award – Building Better Healthcare Awards 2009

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.bbhLogo

By |March 19th, 2009|Awards|0 Comments

HACCP International

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.haccpLogo

By |March 19th, 2009|Awards|0 Comments