Dryerbox and Dryer-Ell Get Even Greener
(Jupiter, FL - January 22, 2007)  Jupiter, FL - January 22, 2007. In-O-Vate Technologies, the manufacturer of the Dryerbox and the Dryer-ell, have recently been notified that both products have been “GreenSpec” listed and can assist a builder in gaining LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building credits under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Homes Program Pilot Rating System.

With the installation of the Dryerbox a project can qualify for two USGBC LEED credits. One for optimizing energy performance and one for innovative design features. Making use of the Dryer-Ell (dramatically improved airflow efficiency) can contribute one credit for optimizing energy performance.

For the builder, getting your project awarded Silver, Gold, or Platinum certification requires a building project to meet certain prerequisites and performance benchmarks ("credits") within each category. This comprehensive approach is the reason LEED-certified buildings have reduced operating costs, healthier and more productive occupants, and conserve our natural resources. Each “green” product the builder uses plays a role and can help projects with credit achievement.

Building “green” catches the attention of the environmentally responsible consumer. These are consumers seeking a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. These green building materials preserve health, the environment, and whose manufacture processes promote social equity and economic sustainability, says the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Dryerbox is a simple UL classified metal receptacle that collects the flex exhaust hose neatly and safely behind the dryer. Known for its record of making homes safer, more efficient and more spacious, the Dryerbox is already installed in over 1.4 million homes. Its popularity with builders is due, in part, to the fact it helps minimize service calls and it eliminates one elbow which effectively gains five feet of duct run under most building codes.

The Dryer-Ell is a re-engineered metal dryer exhaust fitting that exhibits a larger radius and a smooth interior, providing a net gain of approximately 4.5 feet in allowable duct length when used as a replacement to the standard 4” ell currently used in the dryer venting trade. In-O-Vate Technologies commissioned a 2006 Underwriters Laboratories Fact Finding Report that showed a 500% improvement in airflow versus the old, standard 4" radius 90-degree, five sectioned elbows.

For the tradesmen and the general contractors, this is a huge benefit, as the 25 foot length restraint is very restrictive and limits their options for proper or aesthetic terminations. Currently builders account for the longer duct run distances by adding a dryer booster fan. Besides being expensive, they become a huge bottleneck in the conduit when they malfunction or stop running. They are generally located in crawlspaces and attics with minimal access.

“The new long-turn Dryer-ell from In-O-Vate appears to be a breakthrough product for an industry struggling for a solution in addition to a 500% improvement in airflow.” Says Rick Harpenau, the inventor.

We found both of these online at www.dryerbox.com and www.dryer-ell.com for less than $23.

About GreenSpec: GreenSpec is BuildingGreen's premiere product information service. It contains detailed listings for more than 2,100 environmentally preferable building products with descriptions, manufacturer information, and links to additional resources.

About Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED): Their Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.

About In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc.: Based in Jupiter, FL, In-O-Vate Technologies designs, markets and manufactures innovative new products. The family of products invented includes The Dryerbox®, The Dryer-Ell™ and LintAlert™ boasting annual sales in excess of $5 million. Product is available from most HVAC supply houses and online at www.Dryerbox.com
Contact Information:

Rick Harpenau
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc.
810 Saturn Street, Suite 20 • Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone: (561) 743-8696 • Fax: (561) 745-9723