High-Efficiency Rooftop Unit (RTU) Replacement for Utilities and Efficiency Programs
This toolkit includes resources to assist utilities and efficiency programs in understanding and incentivizing high-efficiency RTU replacements. Reference guidance on various considerations including calculators, sizing guidance, procurement specifications, financial business cases, case studies, and M&V methods.
TOOLSThis decision tree guides the reader through the challenging task of determining how to manage existing rooftop units with easy to follow evaluation questions and links to additional resources for more information.RTU Inventory Spreadsheet GuidanceUse the RTU Inventory Spreadsheet to gather basic information (i.e., number, size, age, condition, etc.) about your RTUs. Use the detailed fields to gather additional information (i.e., controls, usage patterns, features, etc.) for additional analysis of the RTUs identified for retrofit, replacement, or further analysis.The Rooftop Unit Comparison Calculator (RTUCC) compares high-efficiency rooftop air conditioners to standard equipment in terms of life cycle cost.This document introduces the key elements to consider in making the business case for a proactive high-efficiency RTU replacement strategy for facility maintenance staff and building engineers responsible for energy management.RTU Sizing Guidance GuidanceCommon sizing mistakes (with respect to cooling tonnage and supply fan horsepower) can be controlled with these recommended processes to help project teams avoid those mistakes and ensure effective RTU replacement investments.The Offeror shall provide a detailed description of the rooftop unit (RTU) model offered for sale in response to this Solicitation.Adidas developed an RTU procurement specifcation to standardize equipment and to obtain competitive pricing through National Accounts for future planned replacements.This report from the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) highlights the benefits of proactive rooftop unit replacement and retrofits within the retail sector with support from Advanced RTU Campaign resources.RTU Measurement and Verification Guidance Fact SheetThis fact sheet explains the variety of benefits from rooftop unit (RTU) replacements by validating energy and cost savings and other improvements through measurement and verification (M&V) methods.Efficiency Vermont successfully completed a 66-rooftop unit (RTU) high-efficiency replacement project on a large 140,000 square foot office building in Vermont. Real savings nearly doubled the estimated savings of $41,000 annually and was recognized by DOE's Advanced RTU Campaign.