The Department of Energy (DOE) presented its Advanced Roof Top Unit (RTU) Campaign Awards during the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association’s PRSM2018 National Conference held in Nashville, TN. PRSM is the authority on Retail, Multi-site Facilities Management.
The Advanced RTU Campaign is a national initiative co-organized by ASHRAE, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance that encourages commercial building owners/occupants to replace RTUs with high-efficiency models, retrofit existing RTUs with advanced controllers and/or continue quality maintenance of existing RTUs. Each year, the Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign recognizes organizations for leadership and excellence in commercial building RTU efficiency.
The winners of this year’s DOE Advanced RTU Awards include Walgreens, DaVita, Sheetz, Life Time Fitness, Mass Save with Energy Solutions, Tri Pacific Heating & A/C and Transformative Wave Technologies.
“Energy efficiency is extremely important to retailers, and we are proud to recognize the winners for their hard work and dedication to retrofitting their buildings to maximize energy savings,” said Bill Yanek, PRSM’s CEO. “We are also proud to continue this partnership with the DOE to present the Advanced RTU Awards during our national conference.”
More than 2,000 retail facilities management professionals attended PRSM2018 National Conference, the premier conference for multi-site retail facilities management featuring world-class speakers, industry leading educational sessions and more than 400 exhibiting companies.
About the Professional Retail Store Maintenance® Association (PRSM)
PRSM Association, the authority on Retail and Multi-site Facilities Management, is the leading membership organization for retail facilities and vendor professionals. PRSM empowers the Retail Industry facilities management with best practices, benchmarking, education, discussion forums and trusted partnerships. Chartered in 1995, and with approximately 950 member companies, PRSM community values are founded on a spirit of innovation, resourcefulness, the quest for knowledge and ethical business relationships. Members depend on PRSM to help them achieve greater success and a competitive advantage through quality programs and resources.
About the Advanced RTU Campaign
The Advanced RTU Campaign is a U.S. Department of Energy market transformation initiative that encourages commercial building owners and operators to improve the efficiency of roof top units across the country. Organizations are replacing older, inefficient RTUs and retrofitting existing RTUs with advanced controls to reduce energy costs and improve thermal comfort. New systems can reduce a building's cooling and ventilating energy consumption by 20–50 percent and save as much as $3,700 per RTU—equivalent to $6.7 billion and 670 trillion Btu annually for upgrading all the RTUs across the country. Visit http://www.advancedrtu.org/join.html to learn more and join the Campaign.