Energy-Saving Lifts for Businesses

Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with our range of modern energy-saving lifts, designed to help your business become more energy-efficient.

One of the best ways to reduce your business’s energy consumption is by reviewing the energy efficiency of your lift. Sheridan Lifts offer the most energy-efficient lift installations on the UK market, all of which meet BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) standards.

Why should you install an energy-saving lift?

Energy-saving lifts can massively help to reduce high energy costs – and that’s not to mention the positive impact they can have on the environment.

Reduce your carbon footprint

As consumers grow more and more concerned about business carbon footprints, it’s important for companies to look into how they operate and take the right steps towards a more energy-efficient future.

Installing an eco lift is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint. According to a Cambridge University study, a 15-second hydraulic lift journey consumes as much energy as a 60W lightbulb does in an hour – if your lift does hundreds of trips per day, that adds up to a pretty massive carbon footprint.

Companies that show a commitment to reducing their impact on the environment are more likely to gain and retain customers as more and more consumers look for long-term partnerships with businesses that share the same values as they do.

Reduce your energy bills

Upgrading to an energy-saving lift can help your business use up to 80% less electricity than more traditional lifts. This is not only great news for your carbon footprint, but great for your wallet too.

At Sheridan Lifts, we’ve made it our mission to provide the most energy-efficient lifts on the market, which means you’ll save more money on your energy bills when you choose us than you would with any other lift installation company.

We carry out regular lift traffic analysis to ensure that these standards are kept and that the impact on your energy bills remains low.

What energy-efficient features can you expect from our lifts?

Our lift installations include a number of energy-efficient features to help reduce your carbon footprint and save on your energy bills.

Low-energy LED lights

We use low-energy LED lights to replace the fluorescent tubes, incandescent lights, and halogen lights that are typically used in traditional lifts. LED bulbs are much more energy-efficient and have a greater lifespan.

Standby mode

Our bespoke lifts are programmed to go into standby mode when demand is low. This means that when the lift is not in use, it won’t be wasting tonnes of energy by being kept unnecessarily active.

Regenerative drive systems

We always use regenerative drive systems that feed energy back to the network, which will save you money in the long run.

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Why choose Sheridan Lifts to install your bespoke energy-saving lift?

As one of the UK’s leading independent lift companies, we work with first-class manufacturers to offer energy-efficient lift options to clients from a diverse range of industries. Our team of experts can help you save up to 30% of your lift’s energy expenditure, which can have a massive impact on your finances and carbon footprint.

From passenger lifts to service lifts, all of our energy-saving lifts are made from the highest quality materials to ensure our clients are left satisfied and with a pristine transport system that they can rely on.

Our team boast a number of industry accreditations and qualifications to back up our commitment to quality work and service, including:

With over 40 years of experience in the industry, our experts are always available to give advice on any lift project – no matter how big or small.

Get in touch today to find out how we can help and to get your next project started.

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Make an enquiry to get your energy-saving lift project underway

Making an enquiry is easy – simply send us your contact information and any details of your project via our online form and we’ll get back to you with an accurate quote.

And if you’re not sure of the details yet, that’s fine too. Just tell us your requirements and we’ll walk you through the various green lift options that are available to you.

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A typical workplace elevator produces 0.3-0.6kg of CO2 per person per day, meaning one person, over a whole working year (200 days), is responsible for 60-120kg of CO2.

The energy performance of lifts is often overlooked, but if we imagine a lift in a public building doing hundreds of trips a day, that’s a lot of energy consumed that will result in high-energy costs for the building owner – not to mention the environmental impact.

Upgrading to an energy-saving lift can help your business use up to 80% less electricity than more traditional lifts. This is not only great news for your energy efficiency and carbon footprint, but also great for your wallet.

Energy efficiency simply means using less energy to perform the same task and, therefore, reducing or even eliminating energy waste.

Elevator efficiency is essentially the process of making changes to your lift system in order to have it operate without consuming as much energy. This can involve anything from changing the lighting to LED lighting, to completely changing the lift’s inner hardware to reduce the amount of energy consumed.

To find out how our expert lift technicians can help, visit our Lift Refurbishment page.

The drive system of a lift has been found to have the highest impact on energy efficiency. There are two main categories of lift equipment: traction lift and hydraulic lift.

From an energy performance point of view, a traction lift is more energy efficient than a hydraulic lift system.

Regenerative lifts represent one of the most significant modern innovations in lift technology. These lifts are classed as energy-efficient due to their design – when in use, the drives installed in these lifts capture the heat generated by the lift in motion and convert it into reusable energy.

For example, when a regenerative lift goes up with a light load and down with a heavier load, the system will generate more power than it uses. A traditional lift, on the other hand, wastes this lift-generated energy as, rather than having a system that converts it, the excess power is instead lost as heat. This effectively leads to substantial amounts of energy being underutilised over the lifespan of a traditional elevator.

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