thyssenkrupp has been selected as an Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment category by the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE). thyssenkrupp is being recognized for its rope-less and sideways-moving elevator breakthrough, MULTI.
thyssenkrupp MULTI CEO, Michael Cesarz will accept the award at the Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26, 2018. More than 400 guests are expected, including members of Congress, CEOs, White House and other Administration officials, as well as staff from federal agencies and the media.
“The sideways-moving elevator, MULTI, is a technology that will not only change how people move within a building, but how that building consumes energy as well. In fact, it will also allow architects to reinvent building design and improve the business case for building developers,” says Cesarz. “We appreciate the Alliance for recognizing this technology with this award and look forward to building on this technology and continuing to drive elevator innovation into the future.”
As buildings continue to grow taller, traditional elevators require more energy to power larger motors and cables and more space to allow for multiple elevator shafts. MULTI solves both of these space and energy related inefficiencies by consolidating multiple elevator shafts into a few and eliminating the need for cables with multiple rope-less horizontally-moving cars traveling in a continuous loop. The sideways-moving elevator can increase a building’s usable space by up to 25 percent, while also reducing peak power needs by as much as 60 percent when compared to conventional elevator systems. The technology also has the ability to regain energy, store it in batteries and then send it back to the internal grid.
In the past year, MULTI has earned several accolades, including claiming Gold at the Edison Awards, winning the Innovation Award at the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, as well as being recognized as one of the Top 25 Inventions of the Year by TIME magazine.
“The vision, hard work and commitment to energy efficiency that has thyssenkrupp has serves as a model for the industry, and its award recognition is well deserved,” said ASE President Jason Hartke.
thyssenkrupp has distinguished itself in the world of elevator sustainability by becoming an elevator company to retrofit existing elevators to achieve net-zero energy. thyssenkrupp Elevator also values transparency, publishing an Environmental Product Declaration as well as meeting or exceeding industry standards, including Cradle to Cradle, the Living Building Challenge, and LEED. thyssenkrupp Elevator is also the first and only elevator company with Declare labels as well as Bronze and Platinum Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificates. On top of that, thyssenkrupp Elevator discloses ingredients in its cabs and entrances down to 1,000 ppm per its Health Product Declaration, all manufactured in a LEED Gold certified facility.
Last November, thyssenkrupp Elevator was recognized by BuildingGreen as a Top Product for 2018 for its net-zero energy elevator, material transparency and LEED v4 efforts.