Boston Logan airport saves energy on moving walks with EcoStart | Automation.com

Boston Logan airport saves energy on moving walks with EcoStart

Las Vegas, NV – Power Efficiency Corporation announced that KONE, one of the world’s leading elevator and escalator companies, installed the KONE EcoStart on twenty moving walks at Boston Logan International Airport. EcoStart is manufactured by Power Efficiency Corporation exclusively for KONE under private label.

The KONE EcoStart is a unique motor efficiency controller that soft starts an electric motor, bringing it from rest to full speed. Once it is at full speed, the EcoStart monitors the motor and improves its efficiency when operating. By conserving energy, the EcoStart supports the building’s sustainability programs and contributes to environmental protection efforts. Test results at Logan Airport indicate the twenty four EcoStarts will save approximately 60,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. Logan Airport is also considering installing EcoStart on the escalators at the airport, which will enable the airport to save significantly more energy.

Vance Tang, KONE EVP and Area Director for the Americas, commented, “The EcoStart installations at Logan Airport are a great example of KONE’s commitment to partner with our customers and suppliers to save energy, reduce emissions and eliminate waste. The EcoStart makes good business and environmental sense for the airport and the entire Boston community.”

Steven Strasser, Chairman and CEO of Power Efficiency Corporation, said, “We are pleased to work with KONE and Logan Airport on this EcoStart energy saving project. By working with KONE, our highly integrated and easily installed products make the EcoStart well suited to address the complex energy savings requirements of major transportation hubs like the airport.”

About Boston Logan International Airport
Boston Logan, 15 minutes from Routes 128/90 and 5 minutes from downtown Boston, serves as the gateway to the New England region and offers nonstop service to 31 international destinations and in 2008 handled 26.1 million passengers. Boston Logan is the Air Line Pilot Association’s Airport of the Year for 2008 because its commitment to safety. Over the past decade, more than $4.4 billion has been spent building new terminals, parking facilities – including a cell phone lot, roadways, airfield improvements and airport concessions, all of which has transformed the airport into a world-class 21st Century facility and the airport of choice for all of New England.

About KONE
KONE provides its customers with industry-leading elevators, escalators and innovative solutions for modernization and maintenance, and is one of the global leaders in its industry. In 2008, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 4.6 billion and over 34,800 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd in Finland.

About Power Efficiency Corporation
Power Efficiency Corporation is a clean tech company focused on efficiency technologies for electric motors. Power Efficiency is incorporated in Delaware and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company has developed a patented and patent-pending technology platform, called E-Save Technology, which has been demonstrated in independent testing to improve the efficiency of electric motors by up to 35% in appropriate applications.

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