Farmington, Connecticut -- Otis Elevator Co., part of United Technologies Corp. said 23 April that its Swedish affiliate will provide 63 units, including 40 energy-efficient Gen2 elevators, 20 bedlifts (freight elevators) and three handicap dumbwaiters, to Skanska Healthcare AB for New Karolinska Solna University Hospital, Sweden.
This hospital is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification and is designed to use half the energy of a traditional hospital its size, according to Otis.
The hospital's Otis elevators will:
•Reduce energy consumption -- energy-conserving ReGen drives make Gen2 systems up to 75 percent more energy efficient than conventional systems with non-regenerative drives.
•Conserve valuable building space -- Otis' patented, polyurethane-coated steel belts make the Gen2 machine 70 percent smaller than comparable machines. A more compact, energy-efficient machine also frees up building space and reduces operating costs.
•Limit environmental impact -- The Gen2 system's coated steel belts and machine require no additional lubrication, eliminating the need for storage, clean-up and disposal of potentially hazardous waste.
Pedro Baranda, president of Otis Elevator, said: "This win with one of the world's most energy-efficient research hospitals underscores the Otis commitment to products and services that reduce energy consumption and offer optimum performance, as well as energy-saving manufacturing processes that help reduce the company's environmental impact."
Installation of the elevators, and construction of the NKS Hospital, will be completed in late 2016.
Other hospitals using Otis products include Kohinoor Hospital in India -- the first in Asia, and only the second in the world, to be awarded LEED Platinum certification -- and the Nye Ahus Hospital in Norway.