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Elevator energy use

How much energy does an elevator trip use?

On an individual basis, little. “Assuming you are traveling 20 floors, making 2 round trips a day you would use 5.8 kWh a month (calculations below). At $.07 a kWh this would be $.40 worth of electricity.? Cumulative effects are larger. Industry estimates for workplaces come in at around 5% of total electricity costs. A college experiment delaying door closings to 26 seconds reduced elevator electricity usage by 1/3 and saved $1.74 (1981) per day.


5500 Watts to run an elevator from www.sustainability.uci.edu/newsletter08/Issue4MarchApril2008.pdf