College Planning & Management

OCT 2012

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Al Zimmerman, adjunct faculty, Portland Community College, Oregon. "I realize schools don't have the custodial budget they used to, but poorly maintained, bro- ken, or dirty restrooms are just sad." "Our custodial staff is top notch," raves Colby Kish, junior, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD. "But they can't do anything about the older bathrooms. Sure they're clean, but they're out of date. For instance, they have really small sinks with push faucets that just don't stay on." "Some administrations treat bathrooms like the HVAC system," says Steger. "As long as everything works, everything is fi ne. We have a new administration that puts renovation and remodeling on the front burner and that means better, more comfortable bathrooms." T e most controversial component is hand dryers. Granted, these machines have come a long way since the old, "push the button, rub your wet hands under some air for two minutes, then give up and wipe your still-wet hands on your pants." High-Tech Hand Dryers: Cost-Effective and Green People remain divided on just what makes those bathrooms better and more comfortable. The most controversial component is hand dryers. Granted, these machines have come a long way since the old, "push the button, rub your wet hands under some air for two minutes, then give up and wipe your still-wet hands on your pants," remembers Mike Robert, vice presi- dent of sales and technology, American Dryer, Inc. "Today's dryers are high-speed, low-power, energy-effi cient, and basically maintenance free." "We have dryers that cost $35 to $80 a UÊ ÜÊ Û>>LiÊÊ£ää¯Ê*ÃÌÊÊ Ê ÃÕiÀÊ,iVÞVi`Ê >ÌiÀ>ÊÊ ÜÊ >Ìi>ViÊ UÊ Ìi«À>ÀÞÊ Àà UÊ Ê Ài`Ìà UÊ 6>`>Ê>`Ê ÃÌÕÀiÊ,iÃÃÌ>ÌÊÊ UÊ £x9i>ÀÊ7>ÀÀ>ÌÞ UÊ -ÌÀ}Ê>`Ê ÕÀ>LiÊ UÊ Û>>Li for our complete line of partitions Now with 8" Hinges Visit globalpartitions.com UÊÊ{n ÕÀÊ-««}Ê Ê Ê year to operate," says Cyrus Boatwalla, di- rector of marketing, ASI Group. "Compare that to $1,200 a year for paper towels that often end up on the fl oor or stuffed into the commode as a prank." Some end users love air dryers, others… not so much. "My school just did a big bathroom remodel and they installed these incredibly high-tech units that dry your hands in a few seconds," notes Zimmer- man. "At fi rst I questioned the sensibility of the expense but the school hung a poster above each unit explaining why the dryers are better than paper and how much energy Global Solid Plastic Toilet Partitions Your Global Resource Single Source Solution OCTOBER 2012 / COLLEGE PLANNING & MANAGEMENT 53

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