AES RECLAIM Becomes Supporter of U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced RTU Campaign

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Company provides valuable recycling and sustainability documentation services for expired HVAC equipment, turning building owners and operators liabilities into assets

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AES Reclaim, a leader in HVAC equipment recycling, announced today it has become a Supporting Member of the Advanced RTU Campaign.

The Campaign is a recognition and guidance program designed to encourage building owners and operators to take advantage of savings opportunities from high efficient RTUs. Inefficient commercial rooftop unit (RTUs) air conditioning systems can waste anywhere from $1,000-$3,700 annually depending on the bulding size and type.

“We are happy to welcome AES Reclaim as a Supporter of the Advanced RTU Campaign,” said Marta Milan, Waypoint Building Group, which coordinates the program. “AES Reclaim provides a step to complete the life cycle of RTUs, and we look forward to sharing their knowledge and expertise with Campaign Participants.”

"AES Industries is proud to become a Supporting Member of the Advanced RTU Campaign,” said Grant Grable, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “As building owners and operators look to upgrade their energy efficiency through HVAC systems, and the growing aging fleet of mechanical equipment comes up for retirement, the need to fully document and sustainably retire these aging liabilities will only increase and create strain on our already full landfills.

“Through our EPA documented 100% cradle to grave recycling process and certified reusable replacement part service, AES Reclaim is creating valuable assets from these liabilities and providing a sustainable and profitable offering to help offset the costs for upgrades to HVAC equipment," Grable added.

Expired equipment generally winds up in landfills. But what owners and operators fail to realize is that they are being held accountable and responsible for the HVAC equipment by the Department of Energy (DOE) to protect the environment and that there’s still value remaining in these components.

Under the Clean Air Act, building and facility owners are required to safely dispose chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) that are used as refrigerants, solvents and insulating foams. Moreover, the regulatory requirements include refrigerant leaks, refrigerant recovery and recycling equipment, reclamation as well as stringent record keeping to ensure the safe disposal of CFCs, HCFCs and their blends.

AES Reclaim provides the only nationwide, 100% Cradle-to-Grave Recycling and Sustainability service available today that also provides RE-USE, technician re-certified reusable service parts for its clients. The program is cash positive for its national clients and provides them with the landfill avoidance reporting and sustainability documentation that takes their expired HVAC liabilities and turns them into assets.

Walmart, The Home Depot, Walgreens and Simon Properties are just a few national accounts who depend on AES Reclaim to take their expired HVAC liabilities and utilizing their recycled value and potential for reuse from service parts to create a positive cash flow to help defray the cost of upgrade initiatives.    

The Advanced RTU Campaign is a collaboration of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and RILA (Retail Industry Leaders Association) with the Department of Energy providing technical support to campaign partners through Better Buildings and the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP).

For more information about the Advanced RTU Campaign, visit

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About AES Reclaim
AES Reclaim is a wholly owned subsidiary of AES Industries, Inc. which provides 100% cradle to grave recycling, and sustainability documentation of expired mechanical equipment. AES has recycled tens of thousands of HVAC units and hundreds of thousands of pounds of R-22 refrigerant since its founding in 2007. The company is headquartered in Tallassee, AL with strategic recycling centers located across the country in Reno, NV, Weatherford, TX, Tallassee, AL and Wheeling, WV. For more information, visit

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