RTUs: characterization and energy performance

Recorded Wednesday, March 22, 2017 · 1–2 pm Central

Cost: 
Free
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RTUs are used in more than one third of U.S. commercial buildings, the highest of any cooling equipment type. Why? They are reliable and have a low capital cost, as well as established service and distribution networks. There is anecdotal evidence, however, that these systems operate inefficiently.

To validate or refute this evidence, we conducted a multi-level field study sponsored by Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources. The objective—characterize existing RTUs and the new/replacement market, as well as monitor existing RTU energy performance. Tune in to hear what we learned.

Read more about the study and download the final report.

Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources

This project was supported in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources through the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) program, which is funded by Minnesota ratepayers.

Thanks also to Center for Energy and Environment for their partnership and collaboration.