Eco-Efficient Lifts

Environmental and eco-friendly issues are now a top priority, therefore it is important that customers have access to greener alternatives.

The amount of energy a lift uses may be significant in the context of an organisation's overall use (up to 15% in a standard office building), and yet the lifts energy consumption is currently unregulated or ungraded.

To meet with the growing demand for sustainability and environmental protection, we can upgrade or replace systems with more energy efficient solutions - lowering both energy use and running costs over the long term.

Machine Room-less lifts

MRL (machine room-less) A gearless lift uses up to 50% less energy than traction drive and 70% less energy than a hydraulic drive.
No machine room means maximum use of building space within all relevant regulations as well as lower construction costs, as there is no need to build a machine room and thus also reduces CO2 emissions and carbon footprint.

Regenerative drive

When the car is going down with a heavy load, it contains potential energy. The regenerative drive recovers this energy. This lowers energy consumption by more than 30% compared with conventional designs and thus also reduces CO2 emissions and carbon footprint.

Eco-efficient car lighting

You can upgrade the lift car lighting to replace existing lighting i.e. halogen lights with LED spot lights. LED lights consume 80% less electricity than halogen lights and last up to 10 times longer. Modern fluorescent light technology is also available.

Sleep mode

In today’s lifts, lights, signalisation and ventilation can consume a considerable amount of electricity even when the lift is not moving. Liftworks energy-efficient options supervise lift usage and set the devices to sleep mode during inactive periods to minimize total energy consumption. As with almost all electrical equipment, lifts use power even when not in operational use. When a lift is on stand-by, it is estimated that up to 20% of the maximum power outage is still being used or otherwise active due to internal lighting, landing/car indicators, fans and non-essential items within the control panel such as the drive and relevant aspects of the processor.

A lift can be programmed to hibernate after a determined amount of time - thus reducing energy wastage. Coupled with complementary technology such as LED lighting and regenerative systems, we can achieve up to a 70% reduction in power consumption (8.5% of a building's annual energy consumption). These systems are most suitable for low to medium rise installations.

Many of these features can be included in a new lift or a modernisation. For more infomation please contact us.

The areas we cover include: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Hampshire, Kent, London, Suffolk, Sussex & Surrey.