FARMINGTON, Conn. - Otis Elevator Company will provide 88 energy-efficient elevators, escalators and moving walkways to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), the world’s busiest origin and destination airport. Otis, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), will also maintain the new units for five years.
"Otis is honored that one of the world’s most prominent airports is relying on our energy-efficient products to reduce energy consumption,” said Otis President Didier Michaud-Daniel. “Our advanced technology will be integral in providing safe and reliable transportation solutions to the airport’s millions of travelers each year.”
Otis equipment was selected for the Bradley West project, a major modernization effort at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal. This terminal is LAX’s primary facility with nearly 30 airlines operating in the terminal today. Last year, the airlines at the Tom Bradley International Terminal served more than 8.6 million international travelers, or more than half of LAX’s 15.1 million international passenger volume. The Bradley West project is the biggest public works project in Los Angeles’ history and is scheduled for completion in December 2012.
“Getting passengers safely and quickly to their boarding gates and baggage claim areas via energy-efficient, reliable elevators and walkways will be an integral part of the world-class facility being built for the future enjoyment of the traveling public,” said Michael Doucette, Chief Airport Planner at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Bradley West project is designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC’s rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy-efficient, and high performing buildings. Worldwide, Otis products have been selected for many prominent energy-efficient buildings including 7 World Trade Center in New York City, Tour Granite in Paris, New Songdo City in Incheon, Korea, and 400 George Street in Queensland, Australia.
Otis will provide 40 energy-efficient Gen2® elevators, which reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent compared to conventional systems. The Gen2 system uses Otis’ patented flat, polyurethane-coated steel belts and a permanent-magnet gearless machine and does not require any additional lubrication, making it cleaner for the environment.
Otis will also provide 38 escalators and 10 moving walkways, which are equipped with energy-saving technology to reduce operating speeds during periods when there are no passengers. In addition, the escalators and moving walkways will operate using a high-efficiency lubrication system that reduces oil consumption by up to 90 percent.
“We are proud to apply our extensive expertise and experience with large-scale infrastructure projects while delivering the solutions and high-quality products required to meet the needs of this prominent transportation center,” said Randy Wilcox, President, Otis North and South America Area.
Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. With headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, Otis employs 61,000 people, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains 1.7 million elevators and escalators worldwide. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.