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thyssenkrupp Elevator has earned BuildingGreen’s prestigious Top Products Award for 2018. The announcement was made at BuildingGreen’s “Top-10 Products for LEED v4 and Beyond” session at Greenbuild 2017. Now in its 16th year, BuildingGreen’s “Top Products” Award recognizes the most exciting new innovations and biggest breakthroughs in health and environmental performance across all major building product sectors and LEED categories. Since 1985, BuildingGreen has been a trusted source on healthy and sustainable design and construction strategies, helping architects, designers and other sustainability professionals make their projects greener and healthier. “thyssenkrupp Elevator is proud to be leading the way in sustainable urban mobility, and this Award recognition reaffirms that our eco-commitment throughout all business phases is reshaping green building and making a difference across the world,” says Brad Nemeth, vice president of sustainability with thyssenkrupp Elevator. thyssenkrupp Elevator has distinguished itself in the world of elevator sustainability by becoming the first elevator company to retrofit existing elevators to achieve net-zero energy. thyssenkrupp Elevator was also the first elevator company to publish an Environmental Product Declaration while meeting or exceeding the most stringent industry standards, including Cradle to Cradle, the Living Building Challenge as well as LEED. thyssenkrupp Elevator is also the first and only elevator company with Declare labels as well as Bronze and Platinum Cradle to Cradle Material Health Certificates. On top of that, thyssenkrupp Elevator also discloses ingredients in its cabs and entrances down to 1,000 ppm per its Health Product Declaration. “Elevator companies are rarely connected with sustainability leadership, but thyssenkrupp Elevator has changed that with its material transparency efforts, net-zero initiative, and its focus on LEED v4 and beyond,” says Brent Ehrlich, products & materials specialist at BuildingGreen.