07/01/2003

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“The world is a place of limits. Limited space. Limited resources. As worldwide needs and demands expand, new ways must be found to more efficiently use what’s available,” says Tom Hubbell, assistant vice president of marketing for KONE Inc. (www.kone.com) for U.S. operations, which are headquartered in Moline, IL.

In 1996, Helsinki-based KONE Inc. introduced a new elevator design, notes Hubbell. It has proven to be a favorite among owners, builders, and building designers, trying to reduce the impact their facilities have on the environment. The MonoSpace® elevator saves space, energy, and oil – three elements that have long-term impact on reducing building costs and environmental concerns.

“It’s estimated that the energy saved annually by the installations could operate a city of 40,000 people, and the space saved globally represents the equivalent of 50,000 offices,” adds Hubbell.

When unveiled in Europe, the MonoSpace was the first elevator on the market that required only a small space, instead of a separate machine room above the shaft to house the lifting machinery. Thus, the machine-room-less elevator was born. KONE created the innovative and quiet EcoDisc®, a hoisting machine that mounts off the car rail inside the elevator shaft, allowing more design freedom. MonoSpace also means lower construction costs, a reduction in the need for building supplies, and the ability to offer more leaseable space to generate additional income.

The EcoDisc hoisting machine uses a permanent magnet synchronous motor that consumes less power and produces less heat (reducing the need for air-conditioning) when compared to traditional geared or hydraulic elevator systems. The reduced starting current drawn by the EcoDisc also allows the use of significantly smaller mainline electrical feeder sizes and smaller emergency generators. Energy cost savings are up to 40 percent when compared to geared elevators, and up to 60 percent when compared to hydraulic power units.

Because MonoSpace has fewer moving parts, it has a longer life-cycle and needs fewer replacement parts over the years, saving additional resources in the parts manufacturing process.

The MonoSpace has a maximum travel of 230 feet. For taller buildings (up to 360 feet of travel), KONE markets the EcoSystem MR elevator, which uses the same EcoDisc hoisting technology contained in a machine room less than half the size of those that serve traditional traction elevators.

 


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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

 

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.

 

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