Life Time – Healthy Way of Life: An RTU Success Story

By Better Buildings Beat Team on Dec 01, 2017

Life Time, Inc. has significantly upgraded its RTU portfolio in recent years. With nearly 130 large, resort-like destinations as of 2017, Life Time’s portfolio is growing quickly, with the majority of the Healthy Way of Life Company’s clubs now using high-efficiency units with cutting-edge control technology. Life Time has incorporated 3,200 packaged RTUs with multi-speed air volume functionality and 200 Energy Recovery Units.

Life Time has partnered with Lennox to perform biannual checkups at its locations and has installed a Novar building automation system, which provides alerts on temperature and performance and offers a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to track maintenance.

Life Time joined the Better Buildings Advanced RTU Campaign in 2016 and was recently awarded for implementing the highest percentage of high-efficiency upgrades to its RTU portfolio in recent years. Overall, Life Time replaced more than 1,000 RTUs and retrofitted another 1,800 with advanced controls in four years, amounting to 95% of its RTU inventory. Life Time also was recognized for implementing the most innovative RTU management approach among participating partners. The combined result of these upgrades is an estimated savings of 21 million kWh. Moreover, with additional lighting retrofits, Life Time has achieved nearly 25% energy savings during the last four years.