1.6.2 Use stairs instead of lifts

1.6.2 Use stairs instead of lifts


For heights below the third floor, it is healthier, more economic and ecological to take the stairs up and down than to use the lift, and below the fifth floor, go walking down the stairs to the street.


  • The energy savings potential is medium-low. savings up to 20% of the energy consumed in the lift can be obtained, but it depends on the size of the building and the use of it


  • Occupant acceptance

Economic assessment

No cost

References and best practices

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Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices

Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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