According to the findings of recent NEEP studies, the latent energy savings and demand reduction potential associated with RTUs is particularly significant in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. NEEP’s 2010 Potential Study, From Potential to Action, found that commercial HVAC represented 24% of potential electricity savings in the region, second only to lighting. These energy savings figures are almost entirely related to cooling in the summer months.
To inform and build stakeholder support for a regional strategy that is intended to help accelerate market deployment and adoption of High Performance RTUs, NEEP works in alignment with the US DOE’s Better Buildings Program. NEEP proposes to fill this strategic void through a series of activities, capped off by the development of a regional Market Strategy Report with program and public policy recommendations to accelerate market adoption of High Performance RTUs focusing on the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region.