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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.


If you manage or own a low-rise building – up to 5 floors - chances are you have a hydraulic elevator. While hydraulic elevators can be a practical choice, the problem is they often use petroleum-based fluid to operate. But luckily there is an alternative - enviromax  -  the industry’s first performance-improving vegetable-based hydraulic fluid. 

Hi – my name is Monica Miller and I am thyssenkrupp’s sustainable design manager and my co-workers and I spearhead our sustainable efforts in the North America. Part of my job includes meeting with architects and attending conferences to learn about the industry’s sustainability trends so we can ensure thyssenkrupp stays on the leading edge. I strongly believe that a multi-disciplinary approach is the ideal way to build well- designed sustainable projects and in this blog, I will share what I learn.

During the holidays, we liven up our spaces with festive decorations. We prepare delicious meals for our friends and family and exchange lots of gifts. At the risk of sounding like mean old Mister Scrooge, all this merry-making can leave a big mess. Luckily the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC) created a handy cheat sheet for a more sustainable holiday.     

ThyssenKrupp Elevator recently reached another step in our effort to provide material transparency for our customers and the people who ride our elevators.  enviromax ®, a hydraulic fluid for use in our hydraulic elevators received a platinum Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. See, enviromax is 99 percent petroleum free, 100 percent recyclable and derived from canola seeds and this new certification will help customers understand any