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Leading to a Green Future

A Commitment to Products and Processes That Preserve Resources and Reduce Pollution

Otis has taken its commitment to the environment to the next level. That means not only engineering energy-saving products like Gen2 elevators, but also manufacturing them in a way that's kinder to the environment.

Green Products
Otis' environmentally friendly Gen2 elevator system sets the standard for elevator performance, efficiency and comfort. The Gen2 system does not require any additional polluting lubrication, eliminating the need for storage, cleanup and disposal of hazardous waste. The Gen2 system also reduces energy usage by up to 50 percent compared to conventional systems.

The Gen2 system becomes even more energy efficient when combined with ReGen™ drives. As the product of choice for green building initiatives, ReGen drives reduce overall elevator energy usage by up to 75 percent compared to systems with non-regenerative drives.

ReGen drives feed energy usually lost during braking back into the building's internal electrical grid, where it can be used by other loads or users connected to the same network. ReGen drives are ideal for low- and mid-rise residential and commercial buildings. They lower overall building operating costs, delivering significant annual savings to building owners and tenants year after year during the life of the elevator.

Green Manufacturing
In 2007, Otis opened the world's first green elevator manufacturing facility. Located in the heart of China's Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), the Otis TEDA Elevator Center incorporates the most advanced energy-saving technologies to reduce site energy use by at least 25 percent. The facility produces environmentally friendly elevator systems, including Gen2 elevators.

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