Dyson Airblade hand dryers were installed in the washrooms of the iconic American football stadium Soldier Field in the city of Chicago. Built in the early 1920s to commemorate US soldiers lost at war, the stadium continues to host football alongside a range of other sports and events.
Over 1.5 million spectators visit Soldier Field annually, putting immense pressure on both supplies and resources in the washrooms of the stadium. The washrooms were under considerable strain from the constant cleaning up of discarded paper towels and dispenser restocking.
Dyson Airblade dB hand dryers were recommended to the stadium for their washrooms. According to Michael Ortman, Director of Operations, the hand dryers bring multiple benefits to Soldier Field through less paper towel usage, cleaner washrooms and cost savings.
To dry hands, Airblade technology generates two high velocity sheets of air that scrape water from the hands quickly and hygienically without creating any mess or requiring any paper towel restocking.
Lower running costs
A Dyson Airblade hand dryer can dry up to 18 pairs of hands for the price of a single paper towel. As a result, Soldier Field has reduced its paper towel expenses by more than $12,000 each year.
In addition to long-term cost advantages achieved through the switch from paper towels, Airblade hand dryers have also helped Soldier Field reduce their carbon footprint. Per use, Airblade technology generates just 3.3g of CO2 – compared to 13.9g of CO2 per dry for paper towels.
Only Dyson Airblade hand dryers have all these benefits
Airblade hand dryers can dry hands in 10-12 seconds; feature HEPA filters as standard ensuring hygiene; reduce running costs, saving money; lower CO2 emissions and paper waste to support the environment; and offer a 5-year parts guarantee.