Excel Dryer Inc.
hand dryers

CONTACT INFO

357 Chestnut St.
P. O. Box 365
East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Fax: 413-525-2853
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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Excel Dryer, Inc. is the innovator of the original, patented, high-speed and energy-efficient XLERATOR® hand dryer that helps architects and interior designers reduce energy consumption, maintenance and waste, while preserving aesthetic appeal. XLERATOR® dries hands completely, three times faster than conventional hand dryers (in 10 seconds), using 80 percent less energy and offers a 95 percent cost savings versus paper towels. By eliminating paper towels in restrooms, architects and interior design professionals will positively impact global warming trends, significantly reduce carbon footprints and create a more hygienic restroom environment. XLERATOR® is the only hand dryer that is Made in USA Certified®, the first to be GreenSpec® Listed and helps facilities qualify for several LEED® Credits. As all facilities are now looking for green and cost saving initiatives; the installation of XLERATOR® hand dryers accomplishes both. XLERATOR® is preferred by interior designers and specified by architects more than any other hand dryer.

Not only did Excel Dryer set the new industry standard in 2001 with the release of XLERATOR®, they continued a rich history of innovation with a recently released model in 2013, XLERATOReco™. The new XLERATOReco™ model extends Excel Dryer’s commitment to providing the most energy-efficient and cost-saving hand dryers with the same proven performance, reliability and durability that are expected from XLERATOR®. Using ‘No Heat’ technology, XLERATOReco™ dries hands in 12 seconds using only 500 watts, making it the most environmentally-friendly way to dry hands on the planet. XLERATOReco™ sets another new industry standard in green innovation and sustainability, and will allow facilities to use even less energy than ever before.

Both XLERATOR® and XLERATOReco™ can be installed in new or existing facilities. Excel Dryer offers several optional accessories including: newly designed ADA compliant XChanger® paper towel dispenser retro-fit kits enabling a complete transformation from paper towels to XLERATOR® equipped restrooms without major renovation needed; an anti-microbial wall guard supporting superior hygienic standards; the 1.1 noise reduction nozzle; and exclusive digital imaging technology for custom cover designs adopted by organizations such as the New England Patriots, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Coca-Cola and many more.

For example, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has been the beacon for green building and design and demonstrates environmental responsibility and leadership by adopting the best products that the ‘green’ industry has to offer – including the XLERATOR® hand dryer. The USGBC is the lifeblood behind the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building certification program, which quickly set the stage for today’s best practices in green building. As the demand for LEED® certified building projects increased exponentially, the USGBC expanded its headquarters to accommodate their growth. The new office space tripled the square footage of the previous location, adding an additional floor and nearly 75,000 square feet of functional space. By incorporating green technology best practices, including the XLERATOR® hand dryer, the new headquarters uses up to 50 percent less energy and 40 percent less water, plus 95 percent of the office waste is diverted from landfills when compared to a traditional office space.

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Hand Dryer - Model XL-BW

XL-BW White Thermoset (BMC) Cover
XLERATOR® is the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer that dries hands completely in 10 seconds* while using 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers.

*Dry time based on third party testing performed by SGS International on standard XLERATOReco® hand dryer with 0.8 nozzle to 0.2g or less of residual moisture.
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XLERATOR® Textured Graphite Hand Dryer - Model XL-GR

XL-GR Textured Graphite
XLERATOR® is the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer that dries hands completely in 10 seconds* while using 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers.

*Dry time based on third party testing performed by SGS International on standard XLERATOReco® hand dryer with 0.8 nozzle to 0.2g or less of residual moisture.
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XLERATOR® Brushed Stainless Steel Hand Dryer - Model XL-SB

XL-SB Brushed Stainless Steel
XLERATOR® is the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer that dries hands completely in 10 seconds* while using 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers.

*Dry time based on third party testing performed by SGS International on standard XLERATOReco® hand dryer with 0.8 nozzle to 0.2g or less of residual moisture.
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XLERATOR® Chrome Plated Hand Dryer - Model XL-C

XL-C Chrome Plated
XLERATOR® is the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer that dries hands completely in 10 seconds* while using 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers.

*Dry time based on third party testing performed by SGS International on standard XLERATOReco® hand dryer with 0.8 nozzle to 0.2g or less of residual moisture.
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XLERATOR® White Hand Dryer - Model XL-W

XL-W White
XLERATOR® is the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer that dries hands completely in 10 seconds* while using 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers.

*Dry time based on third party testing performed by SGS International on standard XLERATOReco® hand dryer with 0.8 nozzle to 0.2g or less of residual moisture.
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XLERATOR® Special Color Hand Dryer - Model XL-SP

XL-SP Special Color Black
XLERATOR® is the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer that dries hands completely in 10 seconds* while using 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers.

Available in specialty colors upon request. Minimum order - 5
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XLERATOR® Custom Covers - Model XL-SI

XL-SI Custom Covers
XLERATOR® is the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer that dries hands completely in 10 seconds* while using 80 percent less energy than conventional dryers.

Customize covers with graphics, colors, logos or a sustainability message.
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XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer - Model XL-SB-ECO

XL-SB-ECO
XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer with new 'No Heat' technology dries hands dry in 12* seconds using only 500 watts, making it the most environmentally-friendly way to dry hands on the planet.

NOTE: XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer is available in all the same cover options as XLERATOR

*Dry time based on third party testing performed by SGS International on standard XLERATOReco® hand dryer with 0.8 nozzle to 0.2g or less of residual moisture.

XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer Sell Sheet
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ThinAir Hand Dryer

The ThinAir high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer model is surface-mounted and ADA-compliant. It dries hands in 15 seconds using 940 watts or less, with a slimmer profile to meet ADA compliance standards.
  • Xlerator Hand Dryer in Stainless Steel
  • 15-second dry time*
  • Less than 960 watts (333 watts with no heat)
  • Meets 4'" ADA protrusion guidelines to accommodate the visually impaired
  • Adjustable speed and sound controller
  • Washable pre-filter
  • 5-year limited warranty


ThinAir Hand Dryer Sell Sheet

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XLERATOR® Hand Dryer LEED V4 Credit Contribution

XLERATOR® Hand Dryer LEED V4 Credit Contribution
The XLERATOR hand dryer helps facilities qualify for LEED v4 Credits

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XLERATOR XChanger™ Kit

The new XLERATOR XCHANGER™combination kits provide a simple, cost-effective solution for replacing built-in paper towel dispensers with XLERATOR hand dryers. Standard or ADA Compliant

XCHANGER™ Sell Sheet
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XLERATOR® Hand Dryer Hepa Filter Retrofit Kit

XLERATOR hand dryer offers a new HEPA filtration system proven to remove 99.97% of potentially present bacteria and particles at 0.3 microns from the air stream, and the only one with a washable pre-filter for reliable performance and extended filter life. XLERATOR with HEPA settles the debate about hand dryer hygiene by delivering clean, filtered, purified air as only XLERATOR can A,A- fast and efficiently. The HEPA filtration system is now available as an optional XLERATOR feature, or can easily be retrofitted into existing units.

HEPA Filtration Sell Sheet
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Anti-Microbial Wall Guards

XLERATOR Anti-Microbial Wall Guards are made specifically to fit underneath your electric hand dryers to protect the wall from water droplets.

Wall Guards Sell Sheet
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Noise Reduction Nozzle

1.1 Noise Reduction Nozzle
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Speed and Sound Control Options

A dial adjusts the speed and sound levels of the dryer. Turning down the velocity of the dryer will result in turning down the heater, reducing energy consumption. The part is easily retrofitted into existing units or can be purchased with a new dryer. Multiple voltage options are available, with the exception of 277V.

Speed Sound Control Options

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Fenway Park

The World Champion Red Sox hit a grand slam with XLERATOR - Fenway's new Green Monster!

The installation of XLERATOR hand dryers was a significant factor in reducing our overall waste removal from the park by over 123 tons this year, which equates to a 24% reduction in waste compared to the same time last year... The annual savings compared to paper towels is clearly substantial," said Chris Knight, Red Sox Manager of Facility Planning and Services.
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Patriots Stadium

With the capacity to hold nearly 70,000 people for any event, the stadium's restrooms were one area that offered room for improvement. Originally equipped with paper towel dispensers, the stadium used an average of 6,264,000 paper towels per year, at a cost of more than $50,000 for paper, maintenance and waste removal. In September 2009, Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the patented high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR hand dryer, announced a partnership with the New England Patriots to install more than 125 XLERATOR dryers that feature Excel Dryer's exclusive, custom digital imaging cover technology throughout Gillette Stadium. The units have several different cover designs featuring the team's logo, colors and some with a sustainability message letting fans know why they've switched from paper towels.

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The University of Reading

Independent research leads university to realize that the new XLERATOReco Hand Dryer uses 55% less energy than the UK blade-style dryer, representing an annual savings of $2,155.
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Sacramento Unified School District

The Sacramento City Unified School District Scores Straight A's with the Installation of High-Speed, Energy-Efficient Green Apple XLERATOR Hand Dryers.

The high-speed, energyefficient Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers are helping to reduce our operational costs by lowering our paper towel consumption and reducing the amount of labor needed to maintain our facilities." said Kent Jones, District Facilities, Operations Specialist.
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University of California State – Northridge, CA

"The XLERATOR® is the best dryer I've ever seen, and one of the most energy efficient units on the market," said Gary Homesley, Assistant Director of Facilities and Maintenance at the Northridge University Student Union. "[After installation,] I decided to get rid of all of our paper towels altogether."
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Niles Township School District – Chicago, IL

A large school district saves thousands annually by using the XLERATOR®

. "Through this renovation, we were also able to set an example for students about the importance of reducing waste and making smart decisions about energy conservation," said Joe Tomaselli, Aramark director of operations.

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

"The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Infection Control Board concluded that XLERATOR was the most hygienic hand drying option. Over 100 XLERATOR hand dryers were installed meeting the board's rigorous hygiene standards."
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US Green Building Council

"Restroom fixture technology has evolved significantly in the last ten years," said Ken Wilson, principal, Envision Design. "XLERATOR continues to be the specified hand dryer of choice at USGBC headquarters because it meets the aggressive energy and waste reduction objectives for designing state-of-the-art green restrooms."

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The City of Lafayette

In Lafayette, Indiana, officials have made XLERATOR a part of their budget-cutting plans through what the city calls its "Warehouse Project."
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US Department of Transportation

"The energy that goes into making paper towels the resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and distribution is far greater than the energy the dryers use, which is minimal." said Adam Klauber, Sustainability Manager, Volpe Center.
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Chicago Center for Green Technology

The facility also acts as a hub for data collection and sampling, testing the latest in green technology. Two years after opening, the Chicago Center for Green Technology installed two high-speed XLERATOR hand dryers.

"This was the perfect opportunity to show that old buildings in urban landscapes can be renovated to the highest level of environmental sustainability," said Sarah Moloney, Project Coordinator for the City of Chicago.
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US Department of Agriculture

"The USDA reports seeing an immediate 50% reduction in the use of paper towels in restrooms where high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers are also being used."
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US Green Building Council – Washington, DC

The organization that established LEED now uses the XLERATOR® in their Platinum-rated headquarters.

The XLERATOR, with its new patented technology, was a natural choice for us," said Ashley Katz, USGBC. "We wanted dryers that would limit paper towel use and minimize energy consumption, but we also wanted them to work quickly and thoroughly. Not many hand dryers can make that claim."
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Hynes Convention Center – Boston, MA

A busy event and conference center keeps the crowds moving quickly through the restrooms with New Industry Standard hand dryers.

With the average Hynes-hosted show attendance over 5,000, John Donahue, Building Superintendent, is glad to have reliable, fast-working hand dryers for his patrons. "They've been a very dependable and reliable unit, considering how much use they get," Donahue says. "In the more than two years since they were installed, none of the units have failed."
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Portland Civic Center – Portlant, ME

This 30,000 square foot event facility, which hosts half a million patrons each year, switches to XLERATOR® hand dryers - and enjoys clean, efficient restrooms.

Jim Leo, Operations Manager, installed 21 new XLERATOR hand dryers and, after three years of operation, has only had to perform maintenance on a single dryer: "For us, finding a low maintenance, reliable product was essential because it afforded us the time to fix something else."

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Fairmont Hotel - Chicago, IL

For more than 130 years, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has cultivated a connection to the land that has grown to include 124 hotel properties on six continents with another 20 in development. Also in development is Fairmont's commitment to reducing the hospitality industry's environmental impact. Nowhere is this more evident than at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. Located just steps from Millennium and Grant Parks, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park recently underwent a dramatic, five-year $60-million transformation with an emphasis on using the latest and most innovative sustainable solutions.
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Office Depot - Nationwide

The XLERATOR® has enabled Office Depot to eliminate the use of paper towel dispensers in its restrooms altogether. Office Depot now specifies the XLERATOR in its nationwide construction prototype and utilizes a custom cover dryer that features the Office Depot logo and a message detailing the company's commitment to sustainability.

"We call them 'mini jet engines' for a reason: these dryers do the job better than anything else we tried," said Jeffrey Rosenholtz, Senior Manager of Capital Projects for Office Depot. "We plan to replace paper towel dispensers with XLERATORs in the majority of our store locations within the next couple of years."
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Dana Corporation – Dry Ridge, KY

A large automotive systems plant keeps employee restrooms clean and cost-effective by leasing XLERATOR® hand dryers.

"We viewed this as an instant cost savings," said Aubrey Adams, MRO purchaser. "We had been spending $17,100 per year on paper towels versus $8,640 per year to lease the XLERATOR hand dryers. We were able to take the money we were spending on paper towels, cut it in half, and use what was left to pay the lease on the dryers."
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Bell-in-Hand Tavern – Boston, MA

The oldest and longest-operating tavern in the USA installs the XLERATOR® in their newly updated facilities.

Brian Fitzgerald, who has been a patron of the Bell-in-Hand for seven years, acknowledges that lines to the restroom can be long, especially on busy nights. However, the XLERATOR has alleviated much of the wait. "The XLERATOR is great," he says. "Your hands are clean and dry in about 10 seconds and you can get out of the bathroom quickly, making the wait outside that much shorter."
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Good Life Bar and Restaurant – Boston, MA

A popular financial district martini bar renovates - and innovates.

"The part I love most about the XLERATOR® is the response it gets," said Peter Fiumara, Owner. "Every time someone dries their hands, there's laughter and you see people exiting the bathroom with smiles on their faces, telling their friends about it. It works so well that it catches everyone by surprise."
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London Bridge Resort – Lake Havasu City, AZ

This English-style resort, with striking views of the world-famous London Bridge, provides modern restroom facilities for its patrons.

"In addition to cutting back on paper waste, the dryers also helped us decrease time spent on restroom maintenance," said Finn Hauchrog, Maintenance Director. "And the response from customers has been great."
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Crow’s Nest Restaurant – Santa Cruz, CA

A restaurant boasting a scenic view along Monteray Bay installs the XLERATOR® saving money and headaches.

"With the high volume of customers we serve, our restrooms take a lot of abuse," says Mike McClellan, partner. "When designing our restrooms, we wanted ensure our patrons had a clean, well-maintained facility to use, and we also wanted to cut down on the maintenance costs associated with blocked toilets and extra clean-up time."

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XLERATOR® Green Certifications

LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)

In March 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council formally released the LEED Green Building Rating System. Today, hundreds of public and private building projects in the United States and abroad use LEED as the standard for green building specifications.

All hand dryers save trees and are a great source reduction alternative, but the XLERATOR® also saves energy! This has earned XLERATOR users qualification for LEED credits in two categories:
  • EA (Energy & Atmosphere) Prerequisite 2 - Minimum Energy Performance
  • EA Credit 1 - Optimize Energy Performance (now a mandatory credit for all LEED certified facilities)

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Green Benefits

Reduces Carbon Footprint Up To 70% vs. Even 100% Recycled Paper Towels.

In addition to reducing climate change impacts (carbon footprint), the XLERATOR also reduces the use of non-renewable energy, impacts on ecosystems and emissions that damage human health.

Life Cycle Assessment

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) investigates a products total environmental impact from time of manufacture (Beginning of life) to time of disposal (End of life).

Excel Dryer had a LCA Study conducted by Quantis, an international life cycle assessment research firm, which was peer reviewed to ISO 14040 Standards. The study determined that when compared to traditional electric hand dryers and paper towels (virgin and 100% recycled content), XLERATOR reduces the Climate Changing Score (Carbon Footprint) of hand drying by 50%-75%.
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Green Facts

XLERATOR® AND XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer Green Facts.

{{this.show}} {{this.hide}} Green Apple cover option for educational facilities with portion of proceeds donated to USGBC

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Green Apple cover option for educational facilities with portion of proceeds donated to USGBC

Excel Dryer has partnered with Green Apple and created custom covered Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers that are available for any facility to purchase, and a portion of all proceeds go back to support the Green Apple program. The Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryer can be co-branded to include school logos, colors, mascots, or a custom sustainability message. The Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryer is also available in the new XLERATOReco model that uses no-heat technology to dry hands quickly using only 500 watts, making it the most energy-efficient hand dryer on the planet.

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Calculate Your Savings

Converting from paper towels to XLERATOR® hand dryers represents a 95% cost savings! The XLERATOR is a one-time purchase: once installed, it requires considerably less attention than paper towel dispensers, saving you money on labor and maintenance. In contrast to paper towels, which can cost $15-$30 or more per case, the energy costs of using a hand dryer amount to pennies per day. The average cost of paper towels is 2 cents per hand dry versus 1/10th of a cent using the XLERATOR!

Use our Cost Savings Analysis to calculate how much money YOU can save by installing XLERATOR hand dryers. On average, our customers enjoy a 90-95% cost savings by making the switch.
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Next Generation Green Restroom Design

Technologies in high efficiency plumbing products and fixtures for sustainable restroom design.

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Awards and Memberships

Excel Dryer, Inc. has grown to more than twelve times the size it was since the release of XLERATOR and manufactures the only hand dryer to be MADE IN USA Certified, the first hand dryer to be GreenSpec® listed and also helps facilities qualify for LEED® credits.

As all facilities are now looking for Green' and Cost Saving' initiatives; the installation of XLERATOR® hand dryers accomplishes both. XLERATOR® is preferred by interior designers and specified by architects more than any other hand dryer. XLERATOR® has been pursued by numerous cause marketing initiatives including the Green Apple program, an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, a global movement to put all children in schools where they have clean and healthy air to breathe and the Green Schoolhouse Series, a program leading the effort to build environmentally friendly schools around the country.

A peer reviewed (per ISO 14040 standards) Life Cycle Assessment of XLERATOR® confirmed the XLERATOR® reduces the carbon footprint of hand drying by 50-70% when compared to both traditional hand dryers and even 100% recycled paper towels. XLERATOR® is the proper specification in new sustainable commercial facility designs and, with a payback of less than a year, is also a perfect retrofit option for older facilities.

Awards include:
Most Sustainable Appliance Product 2013
Building Operating Management 2011 Top Products Award
Building Operating Management 2010 Top Products Award
Best New Environmental Safety Product 2006
Best New Product 2005 (Technology)
Innovator of the Year 2004
IAAPA 2002 Exhibitor Award Winner 2002
Top Ten Product 2002, awarded by Environmental Building News

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