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It is unclear how much electricity is used by elevators per floor or per trip, but we all know that it uses electricity, so if you avoid it, you will save electricity. An escalator runs all the time, so you aren't really save much there, unless it uses more electricity as each person steps on it.

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If you have any info on costs of elevators or escalators, let us know. In addition to saving electricity, it's healthier for you to take the stairs by making you exercise and burn some calories.

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