Can Lifts Be Energy Efficient?

We’re told that we should all use the stairs more, instead of relying on lifts and elevators all the time. This is for the sake of people’s health, as most office staff spend the majority of the day sat at a desk and using lifts to get to their offices. The resulting lack of physical activity has adverse effects on health over time.

Another major reason that people are advised to use the stairs over lifts is to save energy. But ...

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