Ecova to Provide Utility Expense and Energy Management Services to ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas

Spokane, WA— March 19, 2013—Ecova, a total energy and sustainability management company, has been selected by ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas’ U.S. operations to provide utility expense and energy management services. Ecova will assist ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas in monitoring, understanding and reducing energy use at approximately 135 locations. ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 13,500 employees.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas has implemented Ecova’s utility expense management solution with a focus on cost savings and sustainability at its U.S. facilities. Ecova’s utility expense management service will help ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas better understand energy consumption and spending by using aggregated billing information that provides actionable insights across all 135 locations. Ecova will leverage data-driven insights to help ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas reduce energy use and cost, and build a foundation for driving additional improvements.

“Our vision is to develop innovative products and services that create sustainable infrastructures and promote the efficient use of resources,” said Brad Nemeth, vice president of sustainability at ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas. “We believe in creating value through sustainable service solutions for our customers and are working with Ecova to bring that same focus to our own company operations.”

“Understanding energy use and how to leverage that data to save money and improve performance is an essential business need for today’s companies,” said Jeff Heggedahl, CEO of Ecova. “Working with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas to help them stay competitive and lead their industry through this kind of business efficiency is core to Ecova’s strategy for total energy and sustainability management.”



Ecova is the total energy and sustainability management company whose sole purpose is to see moresave more, and sustain more for its clients. Using insights based on consumption, cost and carbon footprint data spanning thousands of utilities, hundreds of thousands of business sites and millions of households, Ecova provides fully managed, technology-optimized solutions for saving resources, which in turn increase returns, lower risks, and enhance reputations. Ecova is the largest non-regulated subsidiary of Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA and For more information, visit the company’s website at, on LinkedIn at, or follow Ecova on Twitter at @ecovainc.


ThyssenKrupp has 150,000 employees in over 80 countries working with passion and expertise to develop solutions for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2011/2012 ThyssenKrupp generated sales of €40 billion.

The Elevator Technology business area brings together the ThyssenKrupp Group’s global activities in passenger transportation systems. With sales of 5.7 billion Euros in fiscal 2011/2012 and customers in 150 countries, ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the world’s leading elevator companies. With more than 47,000 skilled employees, the company offers Innovative and energy-efficient products designed to meet customers’ individual requirements.

The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 13,500 employees, more than 200 branch and service locations. ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas oversees all business for the operations in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. It is a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG.

ThyssenKrupp companies in North America offer a range of products and services, including premium carbon steel; high-performance alloys; automotive components and systems; elevators, escalators, moving walkways and passenger boarding bridges; and plant construction material trading, logistical and industrial services. In fiscal year 2010/2011, ThyssenKrupp companies in Canada, the United States and Mexico employed more than 24,000 and recorded sales of over $10 billion.