On-Demand Escalators Can Cut Energy Use By Up To 52%

Escalators can be a tricky topic. On the one hand, they're huge energy sucks when no one is using them and they're endlessly looping without a passenger, or when stairs are a perfectly useful option. On the other hand, escalators are a big resource in places like airports or for those of us who aren't able to get up a flight of stairs, so it's not like we could or would want to get rid of them. The solution seems to be escalators that run only when needed - and that solution can save a ton of electricity.

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