How to reduce Lifts’ Energy Consumption

In a typical multi-story apartment, Lifts consume significant amount of energy. They could be consuming as much as 30-60 % of the common area energy (if there is no air-conditioning in common area locations). How to reduce this energy consumption? It is typically not feasible to replace the lifts with a more energy efficient model. Can there be operational philosophies which can be used to reduce the energy consumption?

 

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Electricity Consumption Estimation Methods

Quite a few societies bill the residents for the grid electricity or DG Back-up electricity or both. They deploy electricity meters to get the meter readings and measure the monthly or bi-monthly consumption. Sometimes the meters go bad (the display goes bad, calibration goes bad or meter gets burnt etc.). This requires a process of consumption estimation.

 

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