Skip Navigation

Press Release

01.23.2019

thyssenkrupp Elevator sustainability expert Monica Miller Brown to speak at City of Smyrna sustainability meeting

­

  • Miller Brown, Sustainable Design Manager for thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas, will share best practices and discuss steps on how Smyrna and thyssenkrupp can partner to create a more sustainable future.
  • thyssenkrupp Elevator is relocating its North American headquarters to Atlanta next to The Battery starting in 2019 with full move-in completion by 2022.

­

SMYRNA, GEORGIA (January 23, 2019) – thyssenkrupp Elevator Sustainable Design

Manager Monica Miller Brown will be the guest speaker at Sustainable Smyrna, the City of Smyrna’s sustainability planning event, being held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on January 24 at Chris’ Caribbean Bistro in Smyrna.

Miller Brown, widely considered one of the leading green building and sustainability experts in the world, will discuss how thyssenkrupp Elevator is taking steps in transforming urban mobility and how that applies to surrounding communities. In addition, she will be discussing advanced solutions transforming the building sector in energy, resiliency and resource efficiency, including innovative ways to enhance the customer experience.

Last July, thyssenkrupp announced it would be relocating its North American headquarters to Atlanta next to The Battery.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to speak at the Smyrna Sustainability meeting about how we, as a community, can work together to create a healthier and more sustainable future,” said Miller Brown.

thyssenkrupp has firmly distinguished itself in the world of elevator sustainability by becoming the first elevator company to retrofit existing elevators to achieve net-zero energy. thyssenkrupp was also the first elevator company to value transparency, publishing an Environmental Product Declaration as well as meeting or exceeding the most stringent industry standards, including Cradle to Cradle, the Living Building Challenge, and LEED.

thyssenkrupp Elevator is also the first and only elevator company with Declare labels as well as Bronze and Platinum Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificates. On top of that, thyssenkrupp Elevator also discloses ingredients in its cabs and entrances down to 1,000 ppm per its Health Product Declaration, all manufactured in a LEED Gold and ISO50001 certified facility.

In September 2018, thyssenkrupp was awarded the Alliance to Save Energy’s Innovative Star of Energy Efficiency Award in the Built Environment category for MULTI, thyssenkrupp’s rope-less and sideways-moving elevator, which will be tested in the new Innovation and Qualification Center at the new thyssenkrupp Elevator North American headquarters in Atlanta when it’s completed in 2022. Recently, thyssenkrupp Elevator was recognized by BuildingGreen as a Top Product for 2018 for its net-zero energy elevator, material transparency and LEED v4 efforts that exceed all other building transportation companies.

“thyssenkrupp’s sustainability values align with Sustainability Smyrna – they embrace the convergence of economic development, environment protection and social equity,” said Leonard Robinson, Chief Sustainability Strategist, City of Smyrna. “thyssenkrupp is reshaping the elevator industry and transforming cities into the best places to live. Their experts develop advanced solutions and innovatively apply existing technologies to address customer needs that include higher transport capacity and efficiency, more efficient use of building floor space, reduced energy consumption and maximum availability of existing passenger transportation solutions.”

COMPANY BLOGS

Insights

Urban Hub

­

ABOUT US

TK Elevator (formerly: thyssenkrupp Elevator)

With customers in over 100 countries served by 50,000 employees, TK Elevator achieved sales of around €8 billion in the fiscal year 2019/2020. Over 1,000 locations around the world provide an extensive network that guarantees closeness to customers. Over the past decades, TK Elevator has established itself as one of the world’s leading elevator companies and became independent since its sale by thyssenkrupp AG in August 2020. The company’s most important business line is the service business represented by over 24,000 service technicians. The product portfolio covers commodity elevators for residential and commercial buildings to cutting-edge, highly customized solutions for state-of-the-art skyscrapers. In addition, it also consists of escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts. Integrated cloud-based service solutions, such as the MAX platform, are gaining in importance. With these digital offerings, there are no limits to urban mobility anymore. TKE – move beyond.