KONE is the first elevator company to announce the best A-class certification for its customer references according to the new ISO energy efficiency standard

December 22, 2014

KONE Corporation, trade press release, December 22, 2014

KONE, an innovative leader in the elevator and escalator industry, is the first company to announce the A-class energy efficiency certification according to ISO 25745-2 for its volume elevators, according to the final draft of the standard (ISO/FDIS 25745-2: 2014). The measurements have been conducted in customer reference locations, and the certifications have been granted by an external third party.

ISO 25745-2 is a new global standard for the energy calculation and classification of elevators to be published in early 2015. It will eventually supersede current national and regional standards and guidelines. The A-class rating is the best one that can be given under the new standard.

"We are extremely proud to be the first company in the elevator industry to announce ISO A-class certified volume elevator customer references", says Heikki Leppänen, Executive Vice President, New Equipment Business, KONE Corporation. "KONE is a pioneer in eco-efficiency, and this achievement is the result of our continuous efforts in improving the energy efficiency of our solutions."

KONE has a long history in making its volume elevators more energy efficient. This has been achieved by using innovative and eco-efficient technologies, such as regenerative drives, standby solutions and LED lighting that drastically reduces the energy consumption of the elevators. Compared to KONE elevators from the 1990s, KONE's current machine-room-less volume elevator KONE MonoSpace® 500 is almost 90% more energy efficient.

First A-class customer references according to ISO/FDIS 25745-2: 2014

KONE MonoSpace® 500 KONE MiniSpace(TM)
Load: 630 kg
Speed: 1 m/s
Building Type: residential
Energy Efficiency class: A
Load: 1200 kg
Speed: 4 m/s
Building type: hotel
Energy efficiency class: A

To learn more about KONE's eco-efficient solutions, visit KONE's Corporate Responsibility section at www.kone.com/sustainability.

For further information, please contact:
Hanna Uusitalo, Environmental Director, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 20 475 3573

Previous press releases concerning KONE's eco-efficient solutions, services and operations are available at www.kone.com/press including:

November 25, 2014: KONE Park in Kunshan receives prestigious LEED Gold certification for green buildings
October 21, 2014: KONE scores full marks in CDP 2014 climate change reporting
June 12, 2014: KONE ranked by Newsweek the world's 12th greenest company

About KONE
KONE is one of the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry. KONE's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanizing environment. KONE provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings. KONE's services cover the entire lifetime of a building, from the design phase to maintenance, repairs and modernization solutions. In 2013, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.9 billion, and at the end of the year over 43,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.