Case Study

The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a globally acclaimed campus based in Perth and open to over 25,000 students and the public.

University of Western Australia bathroom using Dyson hand dryers


The issue

The University is open every day to thousands of people and its bathrooms in particular have an extremely high footfall. Paper towels, in combination with a few hand dryers, led to considerable unwanted mess and complaints, which in turn also incurred a high, ongoing cost to supply hand towels to all campus bathrooms.

Bathroom with paper towels creating litter


Our solution

Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers. Ferguson Architects, who were tasked to refurbish the UWA upgrade suggested the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers as the preferred product to install across the 60 bathrooms, due to its combined water tap and hand dryer capabilities.

Bathroom with paper towels creating litter
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"Getting rid of paper towels has helped reduce waste, decreased costs and makes UWA even more sustainable and environmentally friendly."

Beau Ruthofer UWA Campus Management
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Airblade hand drying technology in a tap

• Costs $34 per year (99% saving against paper towels)
• Dry time: 14 seconds
• Noise level: 81dB

$2,190.00

Excluding GST

Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry wall

Key features

  • 14 second drying time

    Faster dry times

    Thanks to a 14 second dry time, customers don't have to wait as long in the washroom, and they no longer leave with damp hands – a hygiene hazard.

  • Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry washing hands in a sink

    Cleaner washrooms

    With Airblade technology in a tap, hands are washed and dried at the sink, so no water is dripped on the floor.

  • Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry drying hands over a sink

    More space

    With hand washing and drying now in the same place, valuable washroom space is now available for additional baby changing facilities.

Recommended products

  • Dyson Airblade 9kJ hand dryer

    Dyson Airblade 9kJ logo

    The fastest most energy efficient HEPA-filtered hand dryer1

    • Dry time: 10-12 seconds
    • Noise level: 79dB
    • Rated power: 900W (Max), 650W (Eco)
    • Dimensions: H 500 x L 100 x W 450 mm

  • Dyson Airblade V hand dryer

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    30% quieter than it's predecessor. Slim, compact and ADA compliant.

    • Dry time: 12 seconds
    • Noise level: 79dB
    • Rated power: 1,000W
    • Dimensions: H 100 x L 394 x W 234 mm

  • Dyson Airblade dB hand dryer

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    Dry hands in just 10 seconds. Up to 80% cheaper than other hand dryers.

    • Dry time: 10 seconds
    • Noise level: 84dB
    • Rated power: 1,600W
    • Dimensions: H 661 x L 247 x W 303 mm

See how Dyson technology can improve your business environment

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1 Dry time and energy consumption calculated for Max mode. Dry time was determined using Dyson test method 769 based on NSF P335 to a measurement of 0.1g residual moisture.