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How Efficient Is “Energy Efficient”?

By Elevator World | April 1, 2014

“Energy” is the buzzword of the first decade of this century. The soaring price of energy, due to the efforts at “decarbonating” human activities (in other words, reducing carbon-dioxide [CO2] emissions) has put energy efficiency toward the top of the agenda of any company, notably of the firms selling equipment for the building sector. It…

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Energy Code Development, Part One

By Dr. Albert So | April 1, 2014

How the groundbreaking Hong Kong Energy Code was created, leading to a section on elevator energy efficiency. The first code of practice related to energy in Hong Kong is perhaps the Code of Practice for Overall Thermal Transfer Value (OTTV) in Buildings published by the Hong Kong government in 1995. Then, a task force was…

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Draka’s E3 Pays Off

By Elevator World | April 1, 2014

How a Rocky Mount, North Carolina, plant created a leaner, greener factory. For a Draka Elevator plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, a focused effort by employees and consultants resulted in lower costs, energy savings and a tangible return on investment. When Draka, a division of Prysmian Group that produces elevator products used in some…

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New ThyssenKrupp Elevator System

By Lee Freeland | April 1, 2014

The endura MRL is released in the Americas for the low-rise market. photo courtesy of ThyssenKrupp Elevator In February, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas introduced a new elevator, the endura MRL, which combines the functionality of hydraulics and a machine-room-less (MRL) design. Intended for low-rise buildings, the unit is expected to save space and preclude restricting the…

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Calculating, Quantifying and Reporting “Green”

By Sascha Iqbal and Nikolay Minkov | April 1, 2014

How to credibly claim and compare the environmental performance of elevators by Sascha Iqbal and Nikolay Minkov Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as a “green“ elevator, unless covering your shaft doors and car entrance with green paint and decorating your car interior with some fancy green-colored panels count. Evidently, however, each product and…

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KONE Centre

By Elevator World | April 1, 2014

The strong industry presence in Moline, Illinois, lives on with the modern, eco-friendly headquarters of KONE Americas. The Mississippi River city of Moline, Illinois, has had a close association with the elevator industry for more than 100 years. This association began in the late 1800s with Moline Elevator Co., which was in operation by 1890.…

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