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Energy Models for Lifts

By Ana M. Lorente-Lafuente, Dr. José Luis Núñez-Bruis and Dr. Gina Barney | April 1, 2013

by Ana M. Lorente-Lafuente, Dr. José Luis Núñez-Bruis and Dr. Gina Barney Lifts are essential for the operation of a building and contribute to its energy burden. They use energy in one of three main modes: standby (when the lift is dormant), running (when the lift is moving) and idle (when the lift is between…

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Orona IDeO-innovation city

By Update by Xabier Barrutieta, Eneko Goikoetxea, Javier de la Fuente and Santiago Pérez Ocáriz | April 1, 2013

An Update by Xabier Barrutieta, Eneko Goikoetxea, Javier de la Fuente and Santiago Pérez Ocáriz First Extraordinary Innovation Point in Lift Technology  ORONA has been awarded the First Extraordinary Point for Innovation by the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM®) ES for its IDeO-innovation city corporate headquarters and R&D center in Hernani, Spain (ELEVATOR…

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Mongrain Vertical Transport (MVT) is a recently established international builder of hydraulic elevator packages. While the company is new,

MVT: Newly Formed, Decades Old

By Elevator World | April 1, 2013

by Elizabeth Pate Mongrain Vertical Transport (MVT) is a recently established international builder of hydraulic elevator packages. While the company is new, its elevator components are not. Until recently, the products were manufactured and distributed by the Leistritz Corp. Elevator Division, which was acquired in 2012 by MVT’s President and CEO, Sylvain Mongrain. MVT designs…

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Energy Labels for Lifts Based on Guideline VDI 4707

By Elevator World | April 1, 2013

by Dieter Roas While building owners in Germany must furnish proof of the energy efficiency of their buildings, the same does not necessarily apply to technical building equipment. A lift, for example, can consume up to 7% of a building’s total power consumption. However, neither the European Union Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings,…

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Sustainable Building- In-house LEED Specialists Provide Expertise

Sustainable Building: In-house LEED Specialists Provide Expertise

By Jens Holtgrefe and Silke Richter | April 1, 2013

by Jens Holtgrefe and Silke Richter Buildings account for roughly 40% of global energy consumption. Lighting, heating, elevators and other building services use a lot of power. Rising energy costs, scarce resources and growing environmental awareness have led to a change in the way buildings are designed, built and modernized around the world. The advantages…

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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

By Elevator World | April 1, 2013

by Sasha Bailey Indoor air quality has become an increasingly important and relevant topic for building owners and occupants in recent years. With more and more information available to the public on air quality issues, including the potential negative effects of off-gassing, the evaporation of volatile chemicals and other emissions, it is imperative for building…

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How Hydraulic Elevators Came Back to “Green”

By Elevator World | April 1, 2012

The author recounts his work through the decades to improve the ride quality and energy efficiency of hydraulic elevators. I began working with hydraulic elevators at the Swedish company Devehissar in 1977. During the 1980s, my team and I created an electronically regulated valve system that proved to be an important advance in the hydraulic-elevator…

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Hydraulic Elevators: The Economic Low-Rise Green Solution

By Elevator World | April 1, 2012

Examines how hydraulic elevators can be modernized to become “green” Hydraulic Elevators have been the backbone of the U.S. elevator industry since the 1940s. Now with the push of green building, sustainability, and energy efficiency trickling down to our industry, the hydraulic elevator seems to be taking most of the negative blows. The question is,…

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Kleemann Energy-Efficient Elevator Study

By Elevator World | April 1, 2012

Highlights the actions Kleemann has taken to reduce energy consumption in hydraulic and traction elevators, while analyzing energy-reduction measures and results In recent years, there has been a growing trend to consider the environmental aspects of new elevator designs, making them more efficient and environmentally friendly. The purpose of this article is to highlight the…

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An Approach to Achieving Class “A” Certification for Complete Lift Solutions

By Elevator World | April 1, 2012

An exploration of the development of energy-efficient lift packages for new installations and modernizations Energy consumption and ecological issues are high on the agenda of elevator-industry products, pushed by environmental awareness and forecasts of increasing energy costs around the world. By being able to supply components for complete lift solutions, Wittur is in a position…

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