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Schindler to Provide Elevators for Park Tower at Transbay in San Francisco
• Will supply and install 18 Schindler 7000 high-rise elevators
• Elevators will be equipped with PORT Technology destination-dispatch system
• Elevators include Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) for passenger egress
• 43-story structure will be one of the tallest buildings in San Francisco once complete.
Schindler Elevator Corporation has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract with developer, The John Buck Company, to supply and install 20 elevators at Park Tower at Transbay, 18 of which will run on Schindler’s award winning PORT destination-dispatch technology. These elevators will supply Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) using enhanced integration with the fire-safety system for passenger egress during a fire scenario.
The 43-story structure, adjacent to San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center, will feature a unique design that incorporates multiple sky decks and 751,500 square feet of Class A++ office and high-end retail space. Once complete, the 605-foot tower will be the newest landmark on the San Francisco skyline offering breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the San Francisco bay.
Occupant Evacuation Operation Enhances Building Safety
Park Tower at Transbay, located in the core of San Francisco’s most desirable submarket, will be the first to incorporate Schindler’s OEO solution by more closely interfacing with the building’s fire-safety system. Occupant Evacuation Operation is a non-mandatory code released in the United States that describes the use of elevators for passenger evacuation during a fire scenario. The use of these OEO elevators provides a means for a quicker evacuation process in the case of an emergency.
Intuitive Technology Provides Personalized Mobility
Moving occupants more efficiently throughout the tower will be the energy-efficient Schindler 7000 custom high-rise passenger elevators equipped with Schindler’s PORT Technology destination-dispatch system. The system has a two-way communication interface between occupants and the building’s environment. It optimizes traffic flow while offering predictive call entry and personalized service. The PORT Technology’s patented access control uses RFID technology to play a significant role in managing and controlling access within the building.
Energy Efficient Design
Schindler 7000 can improve building efficiency by:
Using permanent magnet motors and Power Factor 1 drives which reduce energy consumption by up to 35% and produce less heat than traditional drives
Re-generating energy back into the building’s electrical system
Using recovered energy to power other building demands such as lighting, air conditioning or other equipment.
“Park Tower at Transbay is a prime example of the integrated, sustainable urban environments that Schindler is so proud to support,” says Bill Fiacco, Senior Vice President, New Installations for Schindler. “We were excited to offer them our PORT Technology and integrated OEO solutions in order to provide this landmark building with the most reliable elevator technology and the utmost safety.”