This division addresses vertical conveyance equipment for people and vehicles.
Elevators can account for up to 10% of a building’s electrical load, and due to the stack effect, elevator shafts can significantly add to air infiltration in buildings, increasing heating and cooling loads. Spills or leaks of hydraulic fluid used for elevators can be an environmental hazard. More efficient and better-designed elevators, as well as plant-based hydraulic fluids, can address these issues.
Parking systems that lift and stack cars in parking garages can make better use of vertical space while reducing the need for real estate devoted to driving lanes. These systems can also reduce vehicle emissions.