BOSTON, Massachusetts (Nov. 9, 2017) – thyssenkrupp Elevator has earned BuildingGreen’s prestigious Top Products for 2018 Award. The announcement was made today at BuildingGreen’s “Top-10 Products for LEED v4 and Beyond” session at Greenbuild 2017, the world’s largest conference and exposition dedicated to green building.
Now in its 16th year, BuildingGreen’s “Top Products” Award recognizes the most exciting new innovations and biggest breakthroughs in health and environmental performance across all major building product sectors and LEED categories. Since 1985, BuildingGreen has been the trusted source on healthy and sustainable design and construction strategies, helping architects, designers and other sustainability professionals make their projects greener and healthier.
“thyssenkrupp Elevator is proud to be leading the way in sustainable urban mobility, and this Award recognition reaffirms that our eco-commitment throughout all business phases is reshaping green building and making a difference across the world,” says Brad Nemeth, Vice President of Sustainability at thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas.
thyssenkrupp Elevator has firmly distinguished itself in the world of elevator sustainability by becoming the first elevator company to retrofit existing elevators to achieve net-zero energy. thyssenkrupp Elevator was also the first elevator company to publish an Environmental Product Declaration while meeting or exceeding the most stringent industry standards, including Cradle to Cradle, the Living Building Challenge as well as LEED. thyssenkrupp Elevator is also the first and only elevator company with Declare labels as well as Bronze and Platinum Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificates. On top of that, thyssenkrupp Elevator also discloses ingredients in its cabs and entrances down to 1,000 ppm per its Health Product Declaration.
“Elevator companies are rarely connected with sustainability leadership, but thyssenkrupp Elevator has changed that with its material transparency efforts, net-zero initiative, and its focus on LEED v4 and beyond,” says Brent Ehrlich, Products & Materials Specialist at BuildingGreen.
thyssenkrupp Elevator brings together the Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 7.5 billion euros in fiscal 2015/2016 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world’s leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years’ time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers’ individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and service businesses. Over 156,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological know-how to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2015/2016 thyssenkrupp generated sales of around €39 billion (approximately $43.3 billion).
In North America, thyssenkrupp oversees about 40 companies in the United States, Canada and México. In fiscal year 2015/2016, thyssenkrupp generated sales of €9 billion euro approximately ($9.9 billion) in the region, accounting for almost 23% of the Group’s total sales.
Together with our customers we develop competitive solutions for the challenges of the future in the areas Mechanical, Plant and Materials. With our engineering expertise we enable our customers to gain an edge in the global market and manufacture innovative products in a cost- and resource-friendly way. For us, technical progress and innovations, allied with the combined strength of the Group, are key factors enabling us to meet current and future customer and market requirements around the world, grow on the markets of the future, and generate strong and stable earnings, cash flows and value growth.