For the first time in human history, half the people in the world live in cities. In 2050, the world’s population will have grown to 9 billion people, with almost 2/3 of them living in cities.
Elevators and escalators account for 2–10% of a building’s entire energy consumption – and buildings account for 40% of the world’s energy consumption. As urban areas grow and the cost of energy keeps rising, the challenge for KONE is to design solutions that are environmentally efficient and ensure smooth people flow.
KONE takes care of the whole lifecycle
KONE provides safe, environmentally efficient and responsible high performance services, modernizations and solutions. We strive for continuous improvement in all of our business activities by following or exceeding applicable rules and regulations, and working with our suppliers and customers to prevent or reduce business operation related emissions and waste.
We are pioneers
KONE is a pioneer in developing Eco-efficient™ solutions. KONE machine room-less elevators, since their launch in 1996, have saved as much electricity as is produced by a typical 250 MW power plant. This is equivalent to the consumption of two million barrels of oil or the CO2 emissions of 100,000 cars driving around the world.
For the lifetime of your building
The KONE elevator or escalator that you buy today is built to last for a life-cycle extending even to 2050 and beyond. It incorporates eco-efficient solutions that keep the total cost of ownership low while reducing the ecological footprint of your building. Our maintenance and modernization services help you keep your equipment operating efficiently and looking good for its entire lifetime.
Read more about how KONE can help your building become more eco-efficient throughout its lifecycle: