Simple technology makes elevators ‘green’

June 13, 2016

More stairs, less elevators

Develco Products together with partners from VPP4SGR was busy measuring and carrying out fieldwork among the residents of a 12-storey building to study the extent to which it is possible to change energy behaviour with the help of simple information.

Having a guilty conscience about the climate makes us choose to take the stairs instead of the energy-devouring elevator – at least to a certain extent.

Achieving a better balance with fluctuating energy supplies

Develco Products provided the VPP4SGR project with lamps informing about carbon dioxide intensity in order to significantly reduce the use of the elevator in the building. 

The elevator experiment was the first of its kind to suggest opportunities for influencing power consumption at such a scale as to achieve a better balance with fluctuating energy supplies.

Read the conclusion of a research project involving almost 200 residents in a 12-storey building in Aarhus.

You can learn more about VPP4SGR here.

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