Our Most Sustainable Commercial Lifts Made for Architects

Sustainability has become a cornerstone in commercial architecture, driven by both environmental concerns and consumer demand – even more so since COP26 back in 2021, when many set the goal to be net zero by 2029. Architects are increasingly tasked with incorporating eco-friendly practices and materials that minimise environmental impact while enhancing building efficiency and occupant health.

Gartec is committed to this sustainable future by offering commercial lift solutions that are both energy-efficient and made with recyclable materials. All platform lifts in the range have been designed to support architects in achieving greener building certifications and reducing the overall carbon footprint of their projects.


Innovation in Accessibility

As accessibility standards in architecture improve, architects need to think critically about how every element of their designs can be accessible to all users, including those with disabilities. To aid in this adaptation, our lifts are equipped with features such as adjustable controls for varying heights, voice announcements for visually impaired users, and braille buttons for the blind.

These technologies are integrated thoughtfully into our designs, ensuring they meet the latest accessibility requirements without compromising the aesthetic and functional needs of modern buildings.

Gartec’s Sustainability Focus

We are dedicated to advancing sustainably across all our manufacturing and operational processes, particularly through energy efficiency, the use of recyclable materials, and sustainable manufacturing practices. Our approach centres on reducing environmental impact at every stage of a commercial lift’s lifecycle, from design to disposal.


Energy Efficiency

Our commercial lifts are equipped with energy-saving features such as low-power motors that consume minimal electricity, rivalling the energy use of common household appliances, like washing machines and dishwashers, over the same year of regular use. This lowers operating costs while significantly reducing the carbon footprint of each installation.

Recyclable Materials

We prioritise the use of materials that can be fully recycled at the end of their life cycle, including steel, aluminium, and glass. This strategy minimises waste and supports the construction industry’s shift towards more sustainable materials and practices overall.

Sustainable Manufacturing

Our production facilities adhere to strict environmental standards, optimising resource use and minimising waste. By implementing advanced manufacturing techniques, we ensure that our processes are as eco-friendly as possible, contributing to a reduction in overall environmental impact.

BREEAM and LEED Certification

Our commercial lifts help architects and developers achieve higher green building certifications like LEED or BREEAM, demonstrating a commitment to environmental responsibility while providing state-of-the-art vertical transportation solutions.


The Energy-Efficient Features of Gartec Commercial Lifts

Our commitment to energy efficiency is evident in the advanced features of our lifts, designed to reduce energy consumption and operational costs significantly. These features not only contribute to a more sustainable environment but also offer financial benefits over the lifespan of the lift.

  • Low-Energy Motors: Our commercial lifts are equipped with specially designed motors that operate at a low kilowatt rating, similar to that of a domestic kettle or hairdryer. This significantly reduces energy usage compared to traditional lift systems, ensuring more efficient power use while maintaining high performance.
  • Power Management Systems: Our commercial lifts include intelligent power management systems that optimise energy use. These systems control the lift’s operational phases, such as idle times, to minimise power draw when the lift is not in use.
  • LED Lighting: All Gartec lifts incorporate LED lighting, which is renowned for its low power consumption and long lifespan. LED lights use a fraction of the energy required by traditional bulbs, which translates to lower electricity bills and less frequent replacements, reducing maintenance costs and resource waste.

These energy-efficient features are central to our mission to support sustainable architectural solutions that meet modern environmental standards and reduce long-term operational costs.


Combining Sustainability With Customisability

We offer extensive customisation options that emphasise sustainability, allowing architects to meet specific environmental goals within their projects. Clients can choose from recycled steel or aluminium frameworks, which are both durable and fully recyclable at the end of their lifecycle. Glass options provide natural light, reducing the need for artificial lighting and thus lowering energy consumption.



Our Testimonials

We had a limited budget and Gartec worked out the very best option and price for us, they ensured we got the correct people involved regarding the design of the hole for the lift to travel through, and we duly placed the order. We had some misgivings about what we ordered as we were concerned about how it would look when it was installed and how obtrusive it would be, indeed we decided to amend the order so the lift had glass sides and wow! How glad we are that we did. The communication was first class all through and the aftercare has been very good.

I examined the market for a suitable lift for our premises, and Gartec had a lift that would fit into our small bar area and would not be too obtrusive, hence making contact and requesting someone visit to look at the site and advise on the best option for us, we are a grade 2 listed building and were having problems getting the planning permission for the lift to be installed where it would serve us best, Gartec made contact and arranged to visit us. Gartec was very professional and most helpful, and much more interested in getting it right for us than any of the other suppliers.

The cricket club is currently being used as a COVID vaccination centre and the lift is essential for those of limited mobility. Hence it was important to get the work done as soon as possible and on a day when the centre wasn’t in use.  We’re very grateful for the swift response from Gartec, the service engineer was also very competent and helpful.

Plymouth Cricket Club

“We turned to Gartec, and their innovative moving floor design. It was an attractive and successful option taking only 6 days to fit. The safety features include a remote lock and a Smart app operation from an iPhone, so parents can ensure no trapped fingers  or ‘junior joyriding’ – perfect for a family house. We have been impressed with both the product and professional installation, and would certainly consider Gartec again for another Octagon home.”

Anton Dummer, Octagon Developments

“Both our Architect and Building Manager found Gartec Home professional, organised and proactive, and the installation process went smoothly. All the people my husband and I have dealt with have been helpful, and any queries dealt with quickly. The end result is totally integral to the build and reflects the modern architectural style.”

Hazel Coomber, Brentwood

“I would like to say that everyone at Gartec has been very helpful. The lift is my lifeline and enables me to live here.”

Barbara, Stourbridge

“The Gartec Home team were friendly and knowledgeable, they kept me informed and even tidied everything up at the end!”

Mary Jones, Abingdon

“Gartec offered a quick turnaround using a high-quality lift solution. It was important to have lifts that would complement the design and quality of the rest of the houses. The Gartec lifts offered this and only required a short installation period carried out by two friendly engineers. I am pleased with the overall look of the lifts installed and they will contribute to the townhouses being desirable to a bigger market. We look forward to working together again.”

Keith Perfect, Bellwood Homes
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Planning for the Future of Your Next Project

For your next architectural project, consider our vivid range of environmentally friendly and energy-efficient commercial lifts. Our customisable solutions are designed to meet both your and your client’s needs. Let's work together to create innovative spaces which are as impressive visually as they are functional.