Case Study: New Hand Dryers in Shopping Centre Reduce Energy Use by 70%

Bluewater Shopping Centre employs over 7000 people and
has over 27 million visitors per annum to its 1,750,000 square feet of retail and leisure heaven! It has the highest dwell time of any UK shopping centre, a staggering 167 minutes and serves one of the most affluent areas of the UK so, you can imagine its washrooms get quite a hammering but standard expectations are high.

In June 2016, in partnership with Mayflower Washroom solutions we supplied over 100 of our ETL approved (Carbon Trusts Energy Technology list – see below) hand dryers to replace the existing Airforce units. The Airforce is an energy efficient hand dryer in comparison with many, however the Turboforce hand dryer cuts dry times in half and uses less energy on the comparable eco setting.

The result is:

  • A near 70% reduction in energy use
  • An anticipated 11,000 Kw/h or 5540 kg/Co2 saving

Not to mention an extra 333,333 minutes spent in the shops rather than drying hands.

Everyone’s a winner!

If you have old hand dryers the energy savings will be far more significant than in this example, please feel free to get in contact if you would like us to do a free assessment of your current energy usage.

The Energy Technology List (ETL) registers low energy and energy saving products that are government approved to be used by businesses to help them reduce their overall energy consumption. Businesses that purchase products listed on the ETL can claim an Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) – a first year 100% accelerated capital allowance that delivers all available tax relief in 1 year.

To view our blog post regarding 5 reasons to buy off the Energy Technology List (ETL) please click here

As the UK’s first Carbon Trust Accredited supplier of energy efficient hand dryers, we make sure that we have in our range the most energy efficient products available on the market.  We also commit to providing our free of charge energy use assessment service to help fellow businesses become more sustainable and energy efficient through reducing there Carbon output and delivering low carbon equipment.


For more information or for help in finding your ideal hand dryer, please call us UK offices: North: 0114 3540047 South: 0203 3270448; Eire office: +353 19036387, use our contact us page by clicking here or click to visit the website.  You can also use our Intelligent Search Tool that helps you identify the perfect dryer for your location by clicking here.

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