Lifecycle of KONE Products

Lifecycle assessments of KONE elevators and escalators show that the greatest environmental impact of an elevator or escalator stems from the electricity used in the operation of the equipment. Therefore, the key focus area for KONE is to systematically reduce the energy consumption of its solutions with each new product release.

Elevators and escalators consist mostly of metals and, therefore, around 90% of elevator and 80% of escalator material can be recycled.

Elevator data is from the KONE EcoSpace Environmental Product Declaration and is valid for typical low-rise (2-10 landing) elevators based on KONE EcoSpace™ platform.

Escalator data is from the KONE TravelMaster 110 Environmental Product Declaration and is based on an estimated lifetime of 15 years for the reference escalator, TravelMaster 110 operating 14 hours per day, 6 days per week and 52 weeks per year.

Read more about the lifecycle of KONE products in KONE’s 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report.

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