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Toward a Sustainable Future

By Elevator World | October 1, 2017

With awareness of environmental protection increasing worldwide, demand for more efficient products to reduce energy and resource consumption is more urgent than ever. The possible environmental impacts associated with products have sparked interest in developing methods to understand and minimize these impacts. One of these techniques is lifecycle assessment (LCA), which addresses the environmental aspects…

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Moving Materials Sustainably

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

Products like low-friction bearings can extend the life of conveyors and lifts and boost sustainability. December 2015’s Paris Climate Conference, also known as “COP21,” proved that politicians are capable of coming to agreement on important issues. While they can be commended for their diplomatic skills, the hard work of implementing environmental targets will largely be…

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Eco-Design in Orona Products

By Elevator World | October 1, 2011

This case study describes the efforts and achievements of Orona in applying eco-design methods to a lift. This case study describes the efforts and achievements of San Sebastian, Spain-based Orona in ap-plying eco-design methods to a lift. The company believes that designing an elevator while taking into account the whole lifecycle, making special effort in…

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The Elevator Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

By Elevator World | August 1, 2011

Hydraulic elevators are prone to oil leaks. This article examines the ramifications and potential solutions to the problem. Dirty pits! No, I am not talking about the normal trash that falls through the space between the door sills into the elevator pit. That can easily be cleaned up with a dustpan and broom and disposed…

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Energy Efficient Modernisation of Hydraulic Drives

Energy Efficient Modernisation of Hydraulic Drives

By Tony Aschwanden and Conradin Jost | May 1, 2011

Tony Aschwanden and Conradin JostBucher Hydraulics AG, Switzerland This paper was presented at  Lucerne 2010, the ­International Congress on Vertical Transportation ­Technologies and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 18, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with ­permission from the International Association of ­Elevator Engineers  (website: www.elevcon.com). This paper is an exact…

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Energy and Ecology in the Focus of the Wittur Group

Energy and Ecology in the Focus of the Wittur Group

By Elevator World | April 1, 2011

Energy consumption and ecological issues are high on the agenda. by Markus Hößle Ecological/Energy Issues Out of the world’s present population of 6.5 billion, 3.5 billion (about 50%) live in cities. If the world’s population increases to 9 billion in 2050, that means that as many as 6 billion (66%) will then be living in…

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The Studies in Europe and the Energy Efficiency Guideline VDI 4707

By Urs Lindegger | April 1, 2011

Following research into elevator energy consumption, a voluntary guideline that defines elevator energy measurement procedures has been developed. Urs LindeggerSchindler Aufzüge AG, Switzerland ABSTRACT The trend towards sustainability and energy efficiency does not stop when it comes to elevators. The study by the Swiss federal office of energy in 2005 took a pioneer role in…

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