29 Dec '11, 5pm

This is the way we dry our hands. NOT with paper towels if we can help it! #design #sustainability

What's Happening from Environmental Building News Air Dryer Claims Lower Impact Than Paper Towels Low-flow faucets have become a standard water-saving feature in public bathrooms. Unfortunately, it turns out that drying your hands can use a lot more water than washing them—anywhere from 18 to 70 liters (4.8 to 18.5 gallons) per hand-washing session, depending on the drying method—according to a life-cycle assessment (LCA) commissioned by Dyson, maker of Airblade high-speed hand dryers. The study, conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), looks at seven hand-drying methods commonly used in public bathrooms. ... To read the complete article, please login below. To continue reading this article, please log in — or, subscribe and get immediate access! Members Login Username Password Remember me on this computer. Forgotten your password? Subsc...

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