KONE Expands Sustainable Offerings Greenbuild Provides Showcase to Introduce Next Generation MonoSpace(R)
The next generation MonoSpace utilizes the same proven design and technology of the MonoSpace system which was released for sale in 1996; however, the hoisting machine now has two possible configurations; the side and rear of the hoistway. The next generation MonoSpace now allows for the hoisting machine to be placed at the rear of the hoistway further minimizing the space needed for the elevator and optimizing the rentable floor space.
"At KONE, we've long been an industry leader in sustainability," says
The MonoSpace MRL platform is one of the most environmentally sound elevator concepts in the industry. Developed using KONE's EcoDisc technology, the MonoSpace is a testament to KONE's continued commitment to eco-friendly and sustainable products. KONE's Machine Room-Less elevator consumes 70 percent less energy than a hydraulic elevator and 40 percent less than a geared traction elevator drive, making it the most eco-efficient elevator in the market today.
The introduction comes only a few months after KONE's installation of the 200,000th MRL elevator in March of 2008. KONE is proud to be the company that invented and introduced the innovative MRL elevator solution for building owners. Since its introduction in 1996, the use of MRL solutions has saved as much energy as produced by a typical 250 megawatt power plant. The measure of sustainability of the MRL solution since 1996 is also comparable to saving 2,000,000 barrels of oil and reducing the CO2 emissions of 100,000 cars.
KONE has also developed regenerative drive systems that can recover up to 25 percent of the total energy used by an elevator to be applied in other applications, such as lighting a building.
"KONE truly believes in sustaining the environment," says Tang. "Whether it's our products and services or our internal business processes, as a leader in sustainability we will continue to honor our commitment to make our environment a better place"
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KONE is one of the world's leading elevator and escalator companies. It
provides customers with industry-leading elevators, escalators and innovative
solutions for maintenance and modernization. KONE also provides maintenance
services for automatic building doors. In 2007, KONE had annual net sales of