You are on page 1of 2

KONE and LEED

GAINING CREDITS WITH ELEVATORS AND ESCALATORS

KONE is helping to combat climate change and contributing In 2003 KONE became the first elevator company to join the
towards the development of next-generation green buildings USGBC. We are also a member of the green building councils
with its eco-efficient elevator, escalator, and automatic of several European countries and Singapore.
building door solutions for LEED-rated and net zero energy
buildings. KONEs expertise in eco-efficiency also allows
us to provide in-depth analyses of traffic patterns, energy HOW KONE SUPPORTS ITS CUSTOMERS
consumption, and the potential carbon footprint reduction,
for the entire operational lifespan of our solutions. Providing detailed information about LEED
certification programs
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),
Working closely with customers to help them
the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
meet applicable LEED requirements
certification system provides building owners and operators
with a concise framework for identifying and implementing Helping reduce on-site energy consumption and
practical and measurable green building design, construction, overall building carbon footprint
operations, and maintenance solutions.

How KONE contributes to LEED certification


LEED NEW CONSTRUCTION 2009 (NC)
Category Credit Intent How KONE contributes
Energy and EAc1: Optimize To achieve increasing levels of energy Using the Exceptional Calculation Method
Atmosphere Energy Performance performance beyond the prerequisite standard defined by LEED criteria, the project team can
to reduce environmental and economic impacts document measures that reduce process loads
associated with the excessive energy use. related to KONE elevators/escalators compared to
conventional technology. Accurate energy
efficiency calculations for KONE equipment are
available using our energy calculation tool.
Materials and MRc2: Construction To divert construction and demolition debris KONE can comply with any Construction Waste
Resources Waste Management from disposal in landfills and incineration Management plan established for a LEED project.
facilities. Redirect recyclable recovered resources KONE also has its own global waste management
back to the manufacturing process and reusable guidelines for waste handling and recycling at
materials to appropriate sites. installation sites.
MRc7: Certified Wood To encourage environmentally responsible forest KONEs raised-wood panels are manufactured
management. using FSC-certified raw materials.
Indoor IEQ3.1: Construction To reduce indoor air quality (IAQ) problems KONE can comply with any Indoor Air Quality
Environmental IAQ Management Plan resulting from construction or renovation and Management plan established for a LEED project.
Air Quality During Construction promote the comfort and well-being of
construction workers and building occupants.
IEQ4.1-4.3: Low To reduce the quantity of indoor air Chemicals used on site by KONE comply with the
emitting materials contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) levels defined
Adhesives & Sealants, harmful to the comfort and well-being of by LEED. No adhesives or sealants are used in
Paints & Coatings, installers and occupants. KONE installations.
Flooring systems
IEQ4.4: Low emitting To reduce the quantity of indoor air KONE uses urea-formaldehyde free wood panels
materials Composite contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or as standard.
Wood & Agrifiber harmful to the comfort and well-being of
Products installers and occupants.
Innovation in IDc1: Innovation in Provide design teams and projects the Projects can achieve an ID credit by demonstrating
Design Design opportunity to achieve exceptional performance Process Energy Savings for Elevators. KONE can
above the requirements and/or innovative support this by providing documentation such as
performance in categories not specifically a carbon footprint assessment and energy
addressed by LEED. calculations for its equipment.

Sustainable Sites (SS) and Water Efficiency (WE) do not apply to elevators and escalators.
Materials and Resources (MR) credits 35 specifically exclude elevators and escalators (mechanical and electrical equipment
is excluded because of its higher monetary value compared to structural and finish materials), CSI Div. 14.
MR Credit 6 is not applicable to KONEs standard products, as they do not contain Rapidly Renewable materials.
LEED EXISTING BUILDINGS, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE 2009 (EB)
Category Credit Intent How KONE contributes
Energy and EApr1: Energy Efficiency Best To promote continuity of information to KONE can provide project teams with real-time
Atmosphere Management Practices ensure that energy-efficient operating elevator traffic monitoring and can advise on
Planning, Documentation, strategies are maintained and provide a the optimal placement for elevators based on
and Opportunity Assessment foundation for training and system analysis. peak traffic demand.

EAc1: Optimize Energy Efficiency To achieve increasing levels of operating Because elevators and escalators account for
Performance energy performance relative to typical 210% of a buildings total energy
buildings of similar type to reduce consumption, eco-efficient solutions such as
environmental and economic impacts those provided by KONE can make a
associated with excessive energy use. significant contribution in terms of reducing
energy use.
Indoor IEQc1.1: Indoor Air Quality Best To enhance indoor air quality (IAQ) by KONE can comply with any Indoor Air Quality
Environmental Management Practices Indoor optimizing practices to prevent the Management plan established for a LEED
Quality Air Quality Management Program development of indoor air quality problems in project.
buildings, correcting indoor air quality
Chemicals used on site by KONE comply with
problems when they occur and maintaining
the VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) levels
the well-being of the occupants.
defined by LEED.
IEQc2.1: Occupant Comfort: To provide for the assessment of building KONE solutions are designed to minimize
Occupant Survey occupants comfort as it relates to thermal noise and vibration, meaning they both
comfort, acoustics, indoor air quality (IAQ), reduce disturbance to surrounding areas and
lighting levels, building cleanliness and any deliver industry-leading ride comfort.
other comfort issues.
Innovation in IO: Innovation in Operations To provide building operations, maintenance KONE supports customers with Innovation in
Operations and upgrade teams with the opportunity to Operation submittals.
achieve additional environmental benefits
achieved beyond those already addressed by
the LEED 2009 for Existing Buildings:
Operations & Maintenance Rating System.

Sustainable Sites (SS) and Water Efficiency (WE) do not apply to elevators and escalators. Materials and Resources (MR) and most
Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) credits either exclude elevators and escalators or do not apply.
Regional priority credits
LEED projects outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam are now eligible to earn bonus points
via a new set of recently implemented Regional Priority credits (RPCs) within LEED. These priority credits will be automatically
applied to all currently registered and future LEED 2009 projects outside of the aforementioned areas.
Please contact your local KONE sales representative for more information about any LEED-related issues.

International Finance Center,


Shanghai, China

www.kone.com
This publication is for general informational purposes only and we reserve the right at any time to alter the product design and specifications. No statement contained in this publication shall be
construed as a warranty or condition, express or implied, as to any product, its fitness for any particular purpose, merchantability, quality or shall be interpreted as a term or condition of any purchase
agreement for the products or services contained in this publication. Minor differences between printed and actual colors may exist. KONE MonoSpace , KONE MiniSpace, KONE EcoDisc , KONE Alta,
KONE EcoMod and KONE InnoTrack are trademarks or registered trademarks of KONE Corporation. Copyright 2012 KONE Corporation. 7591