Existing elevator systems are upgraded approximately every 20 years, providing an opportunity for energy reduction upgrades. This demands complicated analysis because elevators consume energy while at idle and in lifting modes. Traffic patterns, loads and building usage must also be considered in addition to energy recovering potentials. An objective and inclusive measurement methodology for measuring elevator energy efficiency is essential for a valid cost benefit analysis. The necessary requirements for a workable system and a usable first generation solution are presented.
Developing a Methodology for Measuring the Comparative Energy Efficiency of Elevators
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Bos, J, Dell, R, Wei, CS, & Foley, W. "Developing a Methodology for Measuring the Comparative Energy Efficiency of Elevators." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 6A: Energy. San Diego, California, USA. November 15–21, 2013. V06AT07A026. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2013-66663
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