Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 20, 2017
Today, The Department of Energy (DOE) presented its Advanced Roof Top Unit (RTU) Campaign Awards during the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association’s undefined [PRSM2017 National Conference __title__ ] being held in Dallas, TX. PRSM is the authority on retail, multi-site facilities management.
The Advanced RTU Campaign is a national initiative co-organized by ASHRAE, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Buildings Alliance that encourages commercial building owners/occupants to replace RTUs with high-efficiency models, retrofit existing RTUs with advanced controllers, and/or continue quality maintenance of existing RTUs. Each year, the Advanced Rooftop Unit (RTU) Campaign recognizes organizations for leadership and excellence in commercial building RTU efficiency.
The winners of this year’s DOE Advanced RTU Awards includes four PRSM retail members: H&M, Giant Tiger Stores Limited, Target Corporation, and Ulta Beauty. Other winners included: Life Time – Healthy Way of Life, CLEAResult, Fontana Unified School District, and Xcel Energy Colorado.
“Energy efficiency is a top priority for all PRSM retailers and we are dedicated to working with our members to maximize energy efficiencies across multi-site retail facilities,” stated Bill Yanek, PRSM’s CEO. “We are proud to partner with the DOE to present the Advanced RTU Awards during our national conference and look forward to working with them in the future on this and other energy efficiency programs.”
More than 2,200 retail facilities management professionals attended PRSM2017 National Conference, the premier conference for multi-site retail facilities management featuring world-class speakers, industry leading educational sessions and more than 400 exhibiting companies.
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Front Row (left to right): Holly Carr (DOE), Mischa Egolf (Energy Solutions), Josh Veblen (SmartWatt Inc), Stefanie Pesek (Ulta Beauty), Kyle (H&M), Jordan Campbell (H&M), Amy Kluse (CLEAResult), Mark Pasini (Giant Tiger Stores Limited
Back Row (left to right): Kim Spickard (Xcel Energy Colorado), Errol Glenn (Fontana Unified School District), Bob Copeland (Fontana Unified School District), Adam Oryszczak (Ulta Beauty), Tim Hawkins (Target Corporation), Paul Anderson (Target Corporation), Robert King (Target Corporation), Peter Isabel (Life Time Healthy Way of Life), Erin Hiatt (Retail Industry Leaders Association)
About the Professional Retail Store Maintenance® Association (PRSM)
PRSM Association, the authority on Retail and Multi-site Facilities Management, is the leading membership organization for retail facilities and supplier professionals. PRSM empowers the Retail Industry facilities management with best practices, benchmarking, education, discussion forums and trusted partnerships. Chartered in 1995, and with almost 1,000 member companies, the PRSM community values are founded on a spirit of innovation, resourcefulness, the quest for knowledge and ethical business relationships. Members depend on PRSM to help them achieve greater success and a competitive advantage through quality programs and resources. Visit prsm.com for more information.
About the Advanced RTU Campaign
The Advanced RTU Campaign is a U.S. Department of Energy market transformation initiative that encourages commercial building owners and operators to improve the efficiency of roof top units across the country. Organizations are replacing older, inefficient RTUs and retrofitting existing RTUs with advanced controls to reduce energy costs and improve thermal comfort. New systems can reduce a building's cooling and ventilating energy consumption by 20–50% and save as much as $3,700 per RTU—equivalent to $6.7 billion and 670 trillion Btu annually for upgrading all the RTUs across the country. Visit http://www.advancedrtu.org/join.html to learn more and join the Campaign.