Elevator manufacturers are producing premium elevators for mid- and high-rise buildings that are extremely energy efficient. These traction elevators have improved controls, hardware, and other systems that not only use less energy, but are much more compact, efficient, and even generate electricity that a facility can use.
Reducing Overall Energy Usage with Control Strategies
The most energy efficient elevators now have:
- software- and microprocessor-based controls instead of electromechanical relays
- in-cab sensors and software that automatically enter an idle or sleep mode, turning off lights, ventilation, music, and video screens when unoccupied
- destination dispatch control software that batches elevator stop requests, making fewer stops and minimizing wait time, reducing the number of elevators required
- personalized elevator calls used with destination dispatch controls that eliminate the need for in-cab controls.