In accordance with ADA requirements, elevators are required to be specified for buildings with an accessible floor above the 3rd floor. In some buildings, elevators may account for 3-5% of whole building energy use. Including elevators in your building model may help in the assessment of building assets and give credit for the use of energy efficient motors/technologies.
Name – Default component text and counters are automatically added. This entry may be edited to include other descriptive or identifying text.
- Click the Add Elevators button to add elevators.
- Enter elevator inputs
- Select the entered elevator(s) on the Operations data entry screen.
Energy Asset Score Inputs for Elevators:
Elevator Type – Pull-down menu selections:
Hydraulic – These elevators use a system of hydraulic cylinders and plungers powered by high-speed electric pumps. Buildings with fewer than 6 floors typically have hydraulic elevators.
Traction– These elevators use a system of wire ropes or belts that wrap around a sheave driven by a gearless or a reduction gear motor. Buildings with 6 or more floors typically have traction elevators.
Number of Elevators