KONE Centre Rated No. 1 in Illinois Green-Certified Buildings


KONE Inc., press release, February 1, 2013

Image_kone-centre_225x150The KONE Centre in Moline, Ill., was named the highest-rated LEED-certified building in Illinois by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), announced this week. The building received LEED Platinum certification under the Core & Shell (CS) rating system after it opened in August 2012. In addition, KONE Centre received LEED Commercial Interiors Gold certification for its interior office design.

The KONE Centre received the highest rating among the 156 LEED projects certified in the state last year. The centre is a mixed-use development that houses KONE operations and will include a restaurant, offices, condominiums and additional public amenities to access Moline's riverfront.

"This rating is a testament to our commitment in promoting green building and sustainability in everything we do," said Kellie Lindquist, Marketing Manager and LEED Green Associate for KONE Inc. "We are proud of this beautiful, visionary building."

The mixed-use building features a combination of active and passive energy strategies, including 1,365 distributed solar panels. It also includes three eco-efficient KONE MonoSpace® Machine Room-Less elevators, equipped with regenerative drives and KONE Polaris™ Destination Control technology.

KONE has previously helped green a number of other buildings in Illinois, including the TrumpTower and 300 North LaSalle Street, both in Chicago.

For further information, please contact:
Kellie Lindquist, Marketing Manager, KONE Inc., tel. +1 630 955 4202

About KONE

KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2014, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 7,3 billion, and at the end of the year over 47,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.

For more information, see www.kone.us