Energy-efficient solutions for greener buildings

The biggest environmental impacts of our solutions relate to the amount of electricity lifts and escalators use over their lifetime. This underlines the importance of continuing to innovate and improve energy efficient innovations. 

KONE is a pioneer in developing eco-efficient solutions in the lift and escalator industry. The KONE MonoSpace® 500, our current machine-room-less volume lift, is almost 90% more energy efficient than KONE lifts from the 1990s. This has been made possible by the completely renewed KONE EcoDisc® hoisting machine, a highly efficient drive, enhanced standby solutions, and LED lighting.

Design for Environment integrated into the R&D process

In developing new lifts, escalators, and automatic building doors, we focus on maximising the positive environmental impacts and minimising the negative ones throughout the lifecycle of our solutions.

Reducing the carbon footprint of our products

KONE's environmental responsibility covers the full life cycle of its products, from design and manufacturing to maintenance, modernisation and end-of-life treatment.

Take a look at KONE's life cycle assessment on our corporate website »

1. Supporting green building design

Calculating our products' energy use and enabling green building construction.  We publish the environmental impact of KONE products and contribute to developing global energy management standards. 

2. Eco-efficient installation

Considering the environment when installing new equipment. Our well planned and efficient installation processes minimise the adverse environmental impacts of installation work, and our systems ensure we reduce our chemical use and handle waste efficiently on site.

3. Efficient maintenance processes

Using smart technologies and a green vehicle fleet to minimise emissions and maximise efficiency. Remote monitoring solutions reduce unnecessary technician callouts. By carrying optimised spare part stocks in our vehicles, we reduce warehouse visits, further decreasing emissions. 

4. Eco-efficiency through modernisation

Applying a range of solutions to make the most difference for the least impact. Our modernisation solutions range from retrofitting LED lights to a completely new lift with energy-regeneration technology. 

A-class energy efficiency

KONE offers the best A-class energy efficiency rating for its volume elevator range while also fulfilling safety and accessibility codes.

Read more from KONE's Sustainability Report »


Up to 70% energy savings by modernising a lift

4.8% relative reduction of vehicle fleet emissions

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