Otis’ energy-efficient solutions chosen for LAX

Aug 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Business, General

An escalator

Connecticut-based Otis Elevator Company will provide 88 energy-efficient elevators, escalators and moving walkways to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the world’s busiest origin and destination airport. Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corp., will also maintain the new units for five years, according to a company news release.

Otis equipment was selected for the Bradley West project, a major modernization effort at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal. This terminal is LAX’s primary facility with nearly 30 airlines operating in the terminal today. Last year, the airlines at the Tom Bradley International Terminal served more than 8.6 million international travelers, or more than half of LAX’s 15.1 million international passenger volume. The Bradley West project is the biggest public works project in Los Angeles’ history and is scheduled for completion in December 2012.

The Bradley West project is designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC’s rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy-efficient, and high performing buildings. Worldwide, Otis products have been selected for many prominent energy-efficient buildings including 7 World Trade Center in New York City, Tour Granite in Paris, New Songdo City in Incheon, Korea, and 400 George Street in Queensland, Australia.

Otis will provide 40 energy-efficient Gen2 elevators, which reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent compared to conventional systems. The Gen2 system uses Otis’ patented flat, polyurethane-coated steel belts and a permanent-magnet gearless machine and does not require any additional lubrication, making it cleaner for the environment.

Otis will also provide 38 escalators and 10 moving walkways, which are equipped with energy-saving technology to reduce operating speeds during periods when there are no passengers. In addition, the escalators and moving walkways will operate using a high-efficiency lubrication system that reduces oil consumption by up to 90 percent.

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