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05.04.2018

thyssenkrupp sustainability experts recognized for material transparency excellence at Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Conference

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  • Monica Miller, Sustainability Design Manager at thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas, to be honored as a “Top 75” leader in sustainability
  • VP of Sustainability Brad Nemeth to present a keynote session on innovations in material transparency

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DENVER, Colo. (May 4, 2018) – thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas is proud to share Sustainability Design Manager, Monica Miller, will be recognized as one of the top leaders in sustainability at the third annual Environmental Leader and Energy Conference, being held May 15-17, 2018, at the Denver Marriott Tech Center in Denver.

“It is such an honor to be recognized for the work I’ve been passionately committed to for many years,” said Miller. “Valuing transparency and collaborating with all aspects of the supply chain helps us move the building industry forward with the ultimate goal of everyone living safely and working in spaces we know to be free of hazards.”

Meanwhile, Brad Nemeth, VP of Sustainability for thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas, will participate in a plenary session from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. Nemeth’s session will help conference attendees better understand the complex world of material transparency, a topic being increasingly discussed by companies across a variety of industries.

“The hidden impacts of embodied carbon, toxic ingredients or byproducts, and previously unknown elements within the supply chain can hinder manufacturers’ material selection process,” said Nemeth, acknowledging that thyssenkrupp’s own commitment to material transparency started with three simple questions. “Is material ‘A’ better than material ‘B’? How do you quantify the good and the bad? And most important, how can you be confident in the materials you are choosing to put into your products?”

thyssenkrupp Elevator 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 Elevator 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 certified facility.

“At thyssenkrupp, we prioritize the health, safety and welfare of passengers, and part of that commitment includes taking a closer look into the health of our products,” said Rich Hussey, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas. “Both Monica and Brad exemplify this commitment, and we commend them on their efforts toward helping ensure a safer and healthier future for both our employees as well as the riding public.”

Last November, 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.

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