KONE offers architects and designers invaluable tools that help in planning green buildings.
- Environmental product declarations about the environmental impact of KONE products.
- Energy calculation tools to estimate equipment energy consumption.
- KONE architect toolbox for specifying elevators and generating CAD drawings.
In order to improve the environmental efficiency of buildings, KONE also cooperates closely with green building organizations around the world and participates in the development of global energy measurement standards such as ISO/DIS 25745, Energy Performance of Lifts and Escalators.
“Building green is no longer a ‘nice to have’ – it’s a core design element that our customers demand. The creation of reliable building rating and performance measurement systems such as LEED has certainly helped take the guesswork out of defining what is green. KONE is a contributing member of the United States Green Building Council and a strong supporter of the progress that the council has made in such a short period, and we are doing everything possible to squeeze every last bit of efficiency out of our products.”
Aaron Ites, Marketing Director, KONE Americas