Cost-Effective and Energy-Efficient Elevator Modernization

On Demand

This webinar will provide the principles for assessing your building’s existing elevators and determining whether repairs or a modernization project is the best choice.





Return to BUILDINGSVIP home pageLearn how to maximize your investment when modernizing your building's elevators. This webinar will cover principles for assessing your building's existing elevators and determining whether repairs or a modernization project is the best choice. For elevators that would profit from modernization, the webinar addresses how to create an upgrade plan with the best possible payback. Modernization topics include energy-efficient drives, controls, code concerns, power supply issues, and integration with life safety and other building systems.


Learning Objectives

After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the various types of elevator upgrades, including door equipment, controls, signal fixtures, hoisting machinery, destination dispatch systems, and security interfaces.
  • Understand when and why to modernize, and how to assess the goals of stakeholders.
  • Understand potential energy savings from upgrades or modernization.
  • Recognize integration issues with other building systems, including life safety, emergency power and remote monitoring.



Jim Bos,
Principal James W. Bos LLC


Jim Bos is Principal of James W. Bos, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in elevator systems and related sustainability and energy conservation measures. For over 20 years, Jim has worked in the elevator industry and has extensive experience in research and development, efficiency technologies and energy-saving initiatives in the United States and abroad.

An associate member of the AIA, Jim is a frequently sought after speaker and writer. He has been published in Elevator World, has been cited in the Washington Post and Slate Magazine, and was a consultant in the production of a recent NOVA television special on elevators and emerging elevator technologies. He often speaks at seminars and industry events, as well as architectural symposiums on the topics of urbanization and sustainability.

Jim is a graduate of the University of Illinois (Urbana) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA from the University of Iowa. He currently resides in Plano, Texas.