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Touchless and High Capacity Dispensers: Healthier, more efficient source reduction restrooms with a wave of the hand

Continuing Education

Learn At Your Own Pace - You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives - At the end of this course you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the features and benefits of the newest touchless technology in dispensers for restrooms and any other area where hands are washed (e.g., food preparation, break rooms, medical/dental facilities, etc.)
  2. Explain the impact on occupant health and hygiene of selecting effective dispensers, paper towels and other equipment.
  3. Examine how the components of efficient washrooms can have a powerful positive impact on a building's environmental performance, including contributing to LEED points.
  4. Analyze new vendor leasing arrangements that make possible the upgrading of dispensers and other equipment to state of the art technology, without capital investment.
  5. Evaluate manufacturers to select restroom equipment and products that are sustainable and efficient.

AIA logo Credits: 1 AIA LU/HSW
New touchless dispensing technology can have a powerful positive impact on a building's environmental performance and the health and safety of the building's occupants. New proposed LEED prerequisites will recommend replacing multifold sanitary hand-towel dispensers with paper dispensed from large rolls. With touchless dispensers, people can quickly and thoroughly dry their clean hands without touching a surface that others have touched. At the same time, waste is reduced by at least 34 percent and up to 95 percent with some highly efficient coreless systems. This course explains how the newest touchless dispensers for paper towels, tissue, soap and other essential products make washrooms a healthy, efficient, environmentally sound part of the building.

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

This test is no longer available for credit


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