University of Western Australia (UWA)

University of Western Australia (UWA)

University of Western Australia (UWA) Dyson Airblade™ Tap case study bathrooms interior

The business

The University of Western Australia (UWA), has almost 24,000 students enrolled across four faculties, is a leading Australian universities for excellence in teaching, learning and research.
University of Western Australia (UWA) logo
speech bubble for Dyson Airblade™ Tap quote by University of Western Australia campus management

"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

University of Western Australia (UWA) bathroom interior showing sinks fitted with Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers

The Problem

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 only 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. The University looked to their architects to find a solution that would save costs compared to the purchase of hand towels, and that would combat the hygiene and safety issues of water across the washroom floors.

The solution

Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers.

A more sustainable campus.
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. Following a one-off installation for UWA to trial the product, UWA reported that the feedback from maintenance staff, cleaners and washroom patrons was positive, with many being impressed with the results. Immediately after the trial, Dyson provided training to the installers who handled all 60 bathrooms, achieving a seamless fitting of the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers at the University campus.
University of Western Australia (UWA) Dyson Airblade Tap case study

Hygiene improvements and
less maintenance

Using the Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers means there is a noticeable reduction of unwanted water on the bathroom floors, improving the hygiene quality in all UWA bathrooms. Having a cleaner washroom means less maintenance for staff and more satisfied people coming and using the amenities at UWA.

Only Dyson Airblade™ hand dryers have all these benefits

  • Fastest hand dryers icon


    Hands are dried
    in 10-12 seconds.

  • Most hygienic icon


    HEPA filters as standard.

  • Costs less to run icon

    Costs less to run

    Up to 87% less than
    other hand dryers.

  • Better for the environment icon

    Better for the environment

    Lower CO2 emissions,
    no paper waste.

  • 5 year guarantee icon

    5-year guarantee

    Parts and labour.