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Widening the Perspective – From Energy to Resources

By Bucher HydraulicsInsight into sustainability and environmental impact | October 1, 2017

Insight into sustainability and environmental impact A company’s energy consumption is often used as the sole criterion for its energy efficiency. The reality is much more complex, however, and behind this limited viewpoint lies a potential for environmental optimization that is very far from exhausted. To assess a product’s environmental sustainability, we need to consider…

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ISO 25745 Bypasses VDI 4707 as Standard for EPC Measurements

By Elevator World | April 1, 2017

by Koos van Lindenberg Since Liftinstituut carried out its first energy measurement on lifts in 2009, the standards based on how these measurements are performed have been developed further and further, with ISO 25745 increasingly taking over the role of VDI 4707-1. Clients increasingly impose demands on the energy consumption of lifts. They want the…

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Intelligent Movement Control for the Escalator Future

By Christian-Erik Thoeny and Ruan WeiMin | April 1, 2017

New technologies promise a new standard of escalator efficiency, energy savings, safety and comfort. by Christian-Erik Thoeny and Ruan WeiMin This paper was presented at  Madrid 2016, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 21, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the…

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“One Way” Energy-Recovery System for Lifts

By Alvaro Pradas Luengo, Fernando Arteche, Javier Piedrafita, Mateo Iglesias Amella and Iván Echeverría Ciaurri | April 1, 2017

An examination of energy storage technologies, converters and more to achieve a higher lift energy classification This paper was presented at  Madrid 2016, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 21, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator…

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Elevator Efficiency: Is It All About Energy Consumption of the Elevator?

By Elevator World | April 1, 2017

A look at important efficiency factors beyond energy consumption and oil usage Fossil fuels are still extensively used to generate energy, despite huge investments in renewable energy sources. To reduce the rate of global warming, the best hope of significantly reducing emissions is to utilize available energy more efficiently. Elevators are large engineering systems, designed…

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Smart, Fast, Energy Efficient

By İpek Akyıldız Sipahi and Onur Artıkoğlu | April 1, 2017

Otis Turkey installs double-deck elevators with record-breaking speeds in Istanbul high rise. by İpek Akyıldız Sipahi and Onur Artıkoğlu For Levent 199, a 40-story office building in Istanbul’s financial district, Otis Turkey delivered a double-deck elevator system that is remarkable for its speed, safety and energy efficiency achieved by, among other measures, drives that recycle…

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Alexandra House

By Tarence Wong and Alex Lee | April 1, 2017

Schindler converts the conventional elevators of a prestigious commercial building to a modern elevator system. by Tarence Wong and Alex Lee The 37-story Alexandra House is a Grade-A office and retail building strategically located in the business hub of Hong Kong’s Central district. Completed in 1976, the 124-m-tall building is owned and managed by Hongkong…

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