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Excel Dryer and D|13 Group to host live CEU event, January 8 at Gillette Stadium

December 21, 2018

Leading Edge Sustainable Stadium Design to highlight remarks from expert panelists

As both sustainability and efficiency advance in the built environment, architects, specifiers, and buyers alike increasingly select products that are both environmentally friendly and can achieve project performance and client welfare goals. When it comes to sustainable arena design, another factor must be considered: fan experience.

On January 8, an expert panel will be assembled at Gillette Stadium to discuss sustainable design considerations with a focus on sports arenas. A subset of the talk will focus on how green technology can contribute to cost-savings and the overall fan experience. Speakers include Scott Jenkins, general manager of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Chris DeVolder, managing principal of HOK, Summer Minchew, managing partner of Ecoimpact Consulting and Jim Nolan, chief operating officer of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium.

“Excel Dryer is a long-time partner of the New England Patriots. Our XLERATOR Hand Dryers have helped the Superbowl champions save 95 percent versus paper towel costs, maintenance and waste while reducing the carbon footprint by 70 percent,” said William Gagnon, vice president marketing and sales at Excel Dryer.

Now, in this new age of transparency, the stadium is going even greener—with the help of Excel Dryer and D|13 Group. Gagnon furthered, “This year, integrated sink systems from D|13 Group and featuring XLERATORsync Hand Dryers have been installed on the premises, and are a hygienic, sustainable and cost-effective way to wash and dry hands.”

Attendees of the event will include architects and designers who will surely glean valuable information that can be applied to their own designs and put into practice. Former Patriots players and the team mascot, Pat the Patriot, will be also on hand to round out what is sure to be a well-attended—and memorable—event.


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