Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign (ARC)
Participate in the Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign and realize energy and cost savings of 30 to 50% on your rooftop units
Older, inefficient commercial rooftop unit (RTU) air conditioning systems are common and can waste from $1,000 to $3,700 per unit annually, depending on the building size and type. By replacing or retrofitting them, you can save money, improve your energy efficiency, make your building more comfortable, and help the environment. The Advanced RTU Campaign (ARC) encourages commercial building owners and operators to replace their old RTUs with more efficient units or to retrofit their RTUs with advanced controls in order to take advantage of these benefits. Contact us if you are a member and would like to get involved.
What are the benefits of joining?
ARC provides building owners and operators with access to information and expertise to lower facility operating costs while maintaining or improving building occupant comfort. Joining the campaign allows you to:
- Leverage campaign resources and technical expertise in evaluating savings opportunities
- Stay informed on innovative RTU technologies and resources produced through the campaign
- Gain recognition, achievement awards, and participate in case studies (pending submitting documentation of implementing a replacement or retrofit)
The Better Buildings Alliance has created case studies and guidance documents highlighting best practices in RTU replacement.
New technologies for replacement and retrofits of existing RTUs offer tremendous savings opportunities. ARC has developed a set of resources built around a streamlined RTU evaluation methodology.
The Advanced RTU Campaign has multiple sample RFPs and specifications for participants to reference and use in their RTU procurement/retrofit efforts.