TIANJIN, China, March 2, 2016 — Guangzhou Otis Elevator Co. Ltd. (“Otis Guangzhou”) recently moved its Guangzhou office into the energy-efficient smart skyscraper Pearl River Tower. The new building is a showcase of advanced Otis technologies, including double-deck high-rise elevators and regenerative drive systems. Otis, the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways, is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Located in the heart of Zhujiang New Town, in the central business district of Tianhe in Guangzhou city center, the 309-meter-tall Pearl River Tower covers an area of 216,000 square meters. With sustainable development concepts throughout its design and construction, the building incorporates the latest green building technologies, including Otis elevators.
Pearl River Tower uses 18 Otis double-deck high-rise elevators. With upper and lower cars sharing a hoistway, the double-deck system serves consecutive floors simultaneously to increase the efficiency of building transportation. Utilizing Otis ReGen™ drive technology, Otis double-deck high-rise elevators can generate electricity when traveling up with a light load or down with a heavy load, allowing that energy to be returned to the building for use by other systems. The elevators can save up to 70 percent of the energy required by elevators without regenerative drives.
As a model of world-class intelligent building, Pearl River Tower will include offices for Otis Guangzhou and other major United Technologies Corp. brands.
“Pearl River Tower is one of the best examples of smart green buildings in China. With a commitment to energy savings and sustainability, this new building is a perfect fit for Otis Guangzhou and other United Technologies Corp. brands. We hope that working here will inspire our employees to take our green vision even further so that we can continue to contribute to a sustainable China,” said Tony Black, president, Otis Elevator (China) Investment Co. Ltd.
Pearl River Tower, an energy-efficient, smart skyscraper that incorporates advanced Otis technologies, is the new home of Otis Guangzhou and other United Technologies Corp. brands.
Otis is the world’s largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Founded more than 160 years ago by the inventor of the safety elevator, Otis offers products and services through its companies in more than 200 countries and territories, and maintains more than 1.9 million elevators and escalators worldwide. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.otis.com.