TALLASSEE, Ala. — AES Reclaim, a specialist in HVAC equipment recycling, announced that it has become a supporting member of the Advanced RTU Campaign, which is designed to encourage building owners and operators to replace or retrofit old rooftop units (RTUs). According to the campaign, older, inefficient commercial rooftop unit air conditioning systems are common and can waste anywhere from $1,000-$3,700 annually depending on the building 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 and 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 percent 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.
Under the Clean Air Act, building and facility owners are required to safely dispose of the CFC and HCFC refrigerants used in retired HVAC equipment. Also, there’s still value remaining in the components in these units.
AES Reclaim provides both cradle-to-grave recycling as well as RE-USE, technician re-certified reusable service parts for its clients. The program properly disposes of HVAC equipment and extracts service parts that can be reused. It is cash positive for clients and provides them with landfill avoidance reporting and sustainability documentation that takes their expired HVAC liabilities and turns them into assets that help to defray the cost of upgrades.
The Advanced RTU Campaign is a collaboration of ASHRAE and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) providing technical support.
For more information about the Advanced RTU Campaign, visit www.advancedrtu.org.
For more information about AES Reclaim, visit www.aesreclaim.com.
Publication date: 6/2/2014