Excel Dryer, Inc. announced that its XLERATOR hand dryer is the first hand dryer to receive an endorsement from the Green Restaurant Association, a nonprofit organization that promotes ecological responsibility in the foodservice industry. The XLERATOR hand dryer was selected because it consumes 80 percent less energy and dries hands three times faster than conventional hand dryers.

“The XLERATOR offers an alternative that actually works, making it a strong ‘green’ choice for the foodservice industry,” says Denis Gagnon, president of Excel Dryer. “We are extremely pleased to have our product’s high efficiency and performance recognized by the Green Restaurant Association.”

The XLERATOR completely dries hands in 10-15 seconds, versus conventional dryers that take 30-45 seconds or longer. In addition to being the first dryer to be endorsed by the GRA, it is the first hand dryer to achieve GreenSpec® approval. It also qualifies for LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and LEED-EB™ credits by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Green Restaurant Association’s endorsement of the XLERATOR extends until August 16th, 2007, when it can be renewed.