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Yes, you read that right. I assert we will need to miniaturize our products’ burden on buildings while having bigger experiences and faster delivery times which requires stronger materials. 

Remember Ironman’s super-cool digital screens inside his ocean-side lair? Well today, thyssenkrupp announced that our service technicians will use HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide.

There is no getting around it. If your building is two stories or hundreds of feet, you are going to need an elevator. You have to meet the American Disabilities Act codes but what you don’t need is a complicated elevator system to travel just a few feet.

The term “smart city” can be open to interpretation. Here are a few prerequisites established a few years ago.  A smart city uses technologies to be more intelligent and efficient when using resources.

thyssenkrupp is currently putting the finishing touches on the installation of 30 elevators and 2 escalators that will serve 52 floors at River Point, a new office tower located on a prime piece of property overlooking the Chicago River.

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator has conducted both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) on our low-rise elevators to help our customers understand their economic and environmental impacts.

A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a scientific method for measuring the environmental footprint of materials, products and services over their entire lifetime. An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is third-party verified information based on Life Cycle Analysis data from studies according to the ISO 14040 standard. Life Cycle Costing, takes that LCA one step further to look at the direct monetary costs involved with a product or service over its entire lifetime.

Elevators have a very long life span and are a major financial investment for our customers. In order to make an educated decision about purchasing the right elevator for the right project, customers can use our LCA and LCC documentation that makes the long term costs and environmental advantages transparent. The LCA illustrates the impact that extraction, manufacturing, installing, servicing, modernizing and end of life disposal/reuse have on the environment. The LCC helps building owners see the total costs of installing, operating and maintaining their equipment over a period of 25 years. Dollars spent on maintenance over 25 years can be almost as much as the initial cost, so it is important to understand the differences in maintenance when choosing an elevator. The EPD is also helpful for our customers striving to meet the requirements of green building rating systems like Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED).


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ThyssenKrupp Elevator is the only elevator manufacturer in the world to offer a Health Product Declaration (HPD), which shows product ingredient information and associated health information. Our EPD also lists the environmental impacts of our complete product line (hydro through gearless traction) throughout their life cycles, including energy and material consumption, waste generation and emissions.  Both HPDs and EPDs provide the material transparency LEED v4 request from products, making ThyssenKrupp your preferred choice for elevators in LEED and Living Building Challenge buildings.

 


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