It is no secret that energy usage has hit an all-time high in recent years as more and more people are opting for mechanical alternatives like automation. In fact, even elevators require a significant amount of energy in order to operate and that is why we like to emphasise the benefits that environmentally friendly lift can offer at every opportunity. Read on to find out more information…
There are VVVF Controls
When an elevator operates, it is important to remember that there is no ‘one size fits all approach’ as each journey does not require the same voltage, speed or power output. As a result, many elevators tend to waste a lot of energy and this makes the system incredibly expensive to run. On the other hand, eco-friendly units implement something known as VVVF controls. These are special controllers that are able to variety the speed, voltage and power components in an elevator in order to ensure that energy is only used where it is needed.
What is Regenerative Overlay?
Operating an elevator creates a lot of wasted energy and since this energy cannot be recaptured, it often ends up costing the property owner more in terms of the monthly bills. Luckily, eco-friendly lifts utilise a feature known as regenerative overlay which aims to repurpose this energy back into the grid during travel cycles so that it can be reused in other areas of the building for a more effective and environmentally friendly approach.
Energy Efficient Lighting in Elevators
Using the latest LED technology, many eco-friendly elevators utilise lighting that is energy efficient in order to preserve energy that would otherwise be wasted when the cab is not being used. After all, the simple act of lighting a cab produces heat energy as a by-product, which is considered a wasted energy because there is no way to recapture it, however environmentally friendly elevators switch off this system when necessary.
Here at Elevators Ltd, we believe that environmentally friendly elevators are the future of our industry. After all, they are technologically advance systems that can automatically transfer into a standby mode system when the lift is not in use in order to conserve energy for when it is needed the most. To find out more information about our eco-friendly approach to elevator design, get in contact with the best lift company around and speak to a member of the Elevators Ltd team today!