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Cesarz to Accept Efficiency Award for thyssenkrupp’s MULTI
thyssenkrupp MULTI CEO Michael Cesarz plans to accept the Alliance to Save Energy’s 2018 “Stars of Energy Efficiency Award: Built Environment” during a gala dinner in Washington, D.C., where the alliance is based, on September 26. MULTI earned the award, according to thyssenkrupp, thanks to its “gamechanging energy-efficiency possibilities.” The ropeless, sideways-moving elevator can reduce a building’s peak power needs by as much as 60% when compared to traditional systems. The technology also can regain, store and send energy back to the internal grid. The award follows numerous energy-efficiency accolades for thyssenkrupp, including becoming the first elevator company to retrofit an existing elevator to achieve net-zero energy (ELEVATOR WORLD, September 2017) and the first elevator company to meet or exceed stringent materials-transparency requirements (EW, January 2018).
Kencor Earns AQC Accreditation for the Second Time
Kencor, Inc. Elevator Systems, headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, has been named an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) for the second time. Launched in 1993, ABC’s AQC recognizes construction firms that have documented their commitment in five areas of corporate responsibility: quality, safety, employee benefits, training and community relations/diversity. Kencor Chief Operating Officer John Dodds said, “As the first-ever elevator contractor to have received this award, we are dedicated and committed in our continual pursuit to perform as a world-class organization.”