KONE Inc. has partnered with the Alliance to Save Energy, a national coalition that promotes energy efficiency worldwide through research, education and advocacy. Through the partnership, the elevator and escalator company will support the non-profit by educating business, government and consumer leaders about the environmental impact of elevators and escalators in a built environment.
The partnership will be celebrated at the coalition’s annual “Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency” awards dinner in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2, 2013.
“Creating more energy-efficient buildings is a team effort,” says Larry Wash, KONE executive vice president and CEO for the Americas. “Partnerships with groups like the Alliance to Save Energy are not only a way to educate others on how elevators and escalators can contribute to a greener world, but are also a chance for us to collaborate with industry leaders to advance the common goal of energy efficiency.”
“We’re excited to have KONE on our team,” says Kateri Callahan, president of Alliance to Save Energy. “It’s with the support of passionate organizations like KONE that we’re able to continue advancing our mission of healthier economies, cleaner environments, and energy security.”
KONE is an active participant and a major contributor to the development of codes, standards and guidelines for improving safety, accessibility, energy efficiency, and other important aspects of elevator and escalator products around the world.
Other groups in which KONE is involved include The International Organization for Standardization and World Business Council for Sustainable Development. In addition, KONE has been a national member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2003.