About the Project
Operation Dyson was funded by Penn State's Sustainability Institute's Reinvention Fund at the Berks campus in the amount of $9,375.
The goal of this project is to install six electric hand dryers in the restrooms in the Gaige building in order increase sustainability efforts and educate students. The project team will utilize Earth week in April 2015 to promote the installation of the hand dryers by having an informational table and will install permanent signage in the restrooms to educate students about the benefits of using energy-efficient handryers over paper towels.
The Dyson V produces 73% less CO2 than other hand dryers and up to 69% less than recycled paper towels. Compared with other hand dryers in the market, Dyson V dries hands in 12 seconds while other machines take around 43 seconds. Dyson V also has a filter that air passes through before being blown onto individual’s hands while others models pull dirty air from the restroom and blow it onto a person’s hand. Further, Dyson V costs up to 69% less to operate than other hand dryers and up to 97% less than paper towels.