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The LEED® Gold certified Xizi Otis elevator factory was recognized for its sustainable construction, limited water use, energy efficiency and indoor environment quality.
The Xizi Otis (Chongqing) Elevator Co., Ltd. factory in Chongqing received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council®. LEED is a global benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings; achieving LEED Gold underscores the continuing commitment by Xizi Otis to China’s green future. Otis, the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Xizi Otis Chongqing achieved LEED Gold for its sustainable construction, limited water use, energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, among other measures. The new Xizi Otis Chongqing plant recycled 90 percent of construction waste, used locally sourced materials to reduce its carbon footprint and employs an ongoing operations management process to minimize environmental impact. The facility was designed with advanced energy-saving production processes and equipment.
“The Chongqing plant is a cornerstone of Xizi Otis’ commitment to the growth of green buildings in central and western China. The LEED Gold certification is a green building achievement and positions the Chongqing plant as a model in sustainability for the region,” said Alan Cheung, president of Xizi Otis. “The growing preference for certified building programs such as LEED in China is a strong indication that our energy-efficient elevator systems are right for building owners.”
“We believe that ‘green products must start at a green company,’ and are proud to see the Chongqing factory taking a leadership role in this important area,” said John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer, UTC Building & Industrial Systems. “The plant and its employees are literally working at the intersection of innovation and sustainability – manufacturing state-of-the-art, efficient products in an advanced, environmentally responsible factory.”
In addition to being built to strict environmental standards, the Xizi Otis Chongqing plant produces elevators that promote energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Its signature product, the Gen2® elevator, is a well-recognized choice for green buildings. Gen2 elevators with ReGen drives reduce energy consumption by up to 75 percent compared to traditional elevators.
Chongqing is at the forefront of promoting urban green buildings. The LEED Gold certified Xizi Otis plant adheres to the latest “Design Standard for Energy Efficiency of Public Buildings (Green Building)” for downtown Chongqing and Liangjiang New Area, one of several measures the area has taken to accelerate green building development.
For more information, visit www.xiziotis.com.
About Xizi Otis
Xizi Otis Elevator Co., Ltd is a subsidiary of Otis Elevator (China) Investment Company Limited, which is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Founded in 1997, Xizi Otis has two manufacturing facilities, in Hangzhou and Chongqing, as well as a testing lab accredited by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNAS) and an R&D center staffed by more than 120 engineers.
Otis Elevator Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded 161 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories, and maintains more than 1.8 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com or follow @OtisElevatorCo on Twitter.
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