There are several advantages of electric hand dryers over other methods of hand drying.
Product Category Rules (PCR) document
This document provides guidance for carrying out Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for hand dryers and to pinpoint the underlying requirements of the LCA pursuant to ISO standards that address appropriate environmental aspects of the hand dryer life cycle. Together with UL (Underwriters Laboratories), eHA-Members EXCEL, World Dryer and Hokwang developed this document in 2016. It will be valid until July 2021. The user of this PCR will be manufacturers of hand dryers and other interested parties and will enable EPDs that support comparable, informed, and objective sustainable purchasing of hand dryers.