Fox Theatre Case Study
"The Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have enabled the Fox Theatre to reduce our carbon emissions by almost 80%."
Opened in the 1920s, Atlanta's Fox Theatre has survived demolition to become an iconic entertainment venue. The Fox hosts many types of events such as Broadway shows, trade shows, weddings, concerts, and corporate meetings.
The Fox Theatre continually seeks new and innovative technologies. As well as reducing the environmental impact of hand towels and inefficient dryers, the theatre wanted to speed up restroom times during short intermissions. As a part of the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, a Presidential initiative to make commercial buildings 20% more energy efficient by 2020, the Fox looked to find a better hand drying solution.
Fast dry time
Traditional hand dryers can take as long as 43 seconds to dry hands properly. The Dyson digital motor V4 uses digital pulse technology, to spin up to 83,000 times a minute – drying hands in 12 seconds.⁺
Lower environmental impact
Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have a lower impact on the environment, with almost 80% less CO₂ than other hand dryers, saving about 18 metric tons of carbon annually.**
Lowest running cost
With a fast dry time and no heating element, Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers cost up to 78% less to operate per year than other hand dryers.*
**The environmental impact of electrical appliances and paper towels was measured by Carbon Trust. The calculations were produced using the software Footprint Expert Pro, based on product use over 5 years and using weighted averages of individual countries of use. Dry times for product were evaluated using DTM 769.