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GREENBUILD 2011: Otis Elevator introduces energy-efficient escalator

October 07, 2011 |

Otis Elevator Co. announced the enhancement of its NCE escalator, the first to offer as standard a complete, all-in-one package of “green” features, including regenerative drives, power standby features, LED lighting, and high-efficiency lubrication.

Otis also announced that it is well ahead of its sustainability objectives established under the company’s "The Way to Green" program, launched in February 2011 as a major global environmental commitment spanning every aspect of its operations.

The energy-efficient NCE escalator from Otis offers customers substantial “green” benefits, including:

  • A ReGen drive that captures energy generated by the escalator on the way down and delivers it back to the building for use by other systems, reducing energy consumption by up to 45 percent compared to traditional escalators;
  • Power standby technology, which uses sensors that detect when passengers are not on the escalator, prompting the escalator to slow down and thereby use less energy;
  • LED lighting that uses 30% less energy than traditional lighting; and
  • High-efficiency lubrication that uses 98% less oil than a traditional lubrication system. BD+C
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