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Sustainability

Sustainability


Making a difference.

Sustainability is embedded in the strategies, policies and business practices of TK Elevator - Americas. We strive to create a culture that fosters greener solutions for every aspect of our business, from daily operations to the materials we use in our products. By implementing the right actions today, we are making a better world for tomorrow.

Green Rating Systems and LEED standards.

We understand that green building is the future, and partnerships with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, Green Globes, Living Building Challenge, VDI, BREE AM and others will lead us there.

Material Transparency

Material Transparency

Selecting a product is not as easy, if you are concerned about negative impacts to the environment, such as toxic ingredients or substances, byproducts or social responsibility in the supply chains. At TK Elevator, we are commited to our customers to provide material transparency because we know you care.

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LEED v4 Credit Matrix

LEED v4 Credit Matrix

TK Elevator has long been a supporter of the United States Green Building Council and the LEED rating system. We are have a full product line that can contribute to the tough Material and Resources credits, and experts who can help with documentation. Let us be your go-to manufacturer for fully disclosed building products.

LEED v4 and v4.1 Credit Matrix

Credit Intent How we can help
EA Optimize Energy Performance Use whole building energy simulation to achieve increasing levels of energy performance. Use whole building energy simulation to achieve increasing levels of energy performance TK Elevator's team can help you determine energy savings, including savings from regenerative drives, using an energy calculator based on ISO 25745 over a baseline that can be added to your project's energy model.
MR Building Product Disclosure and Optimization:Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) Encourage the use of products and materials with publicly available, critically reviewed life-cycle assessments conforming to ISO 14044 that have at least cradle-to-gate scope. TK Elevator North America has published four EPDs that follow the Product Category Rules of the International EPD System.
MR Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Material Ingredients Encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and reward teams for selecting products from companies that have inventoried chemical ingredients. TK Elevator has two Health Product Declarations, two Declare labels, and two Bronze Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificates.
Pilot Credit: Integrative Analysis of Building Materials Encourage the use of products and materials for which life-cycle information is available and that have environmentally, economically, and socially preferable life-cycle impacts. TK Elevator has four elevator options that can count toward the required three products for this credit.
Innovation Encourage projects to achieve exceptional or innovation performance. TK Elevator has multiple comprehensive strategies with proven quantitative benefits outside of LEED's current credits.

LEED Continuing Education

We are prepared to partner with you on tackling the aggressive Materials and Resource credits within LEED’s version 4 rating system.

LEED Existing Building GOLD Certificate

Living Building Challenge Certification

The Living Building Challenge is an environmental building certification program with a strict list of imperatives. As a Visionary Sponsor of the program, we are committed to meeting the program’s criteria and helping guide you through the process. We have completed a thorough chemical analysis of our products for any Living Building Challenge job. Our green building expert, Monica Miller, is also a Living Building Challenge Ambassador.

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