Efficient vertical transportation systems are vital to overall building design. It is not simply a matter of having enough elevators they must also be energy efficient and specifying key components and system features correctly can achieve significant results.
Working with Masdar’s supply chain team highlighted to ThyssenKrupp Elevator the benefits of Life Cycle Assessment and assisted in the selection of a number of key features and components to achieve the most energy efficient elevator solution which still met the operational and architectural design requirements.
The graphs compare the results of energy modeling for a low rise office building with 2 elevators with and without the described energy reducing strategies.
The Abu Dhabi Government has taken the initiative to implement the green building code – Estidama. Estidama has launched its Pearl Rating System which aims to demonstrate the sustainability of a given development throughout its lifecycle from design to construction and operation.
The Pearl rating system is a standard to guide all contractors and architects to select the right ‘green’ material, making their projects more sustainable, and earning more ‘pearl points’ as a result.
Currently, all new projects have to be rated minimum 1 pearl point; therefore Clients, Consultants, Contractors, Architects, and Engineers are now focusing more at the environmental impact of their projects.