Giant Tiger Stores Limited Recognized for Leadership in Roof Top Unit Efficiency

Giant Tiger wins Advanced RTU Campaign Award

OTTAWA, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - On April 19, 2017, Giant Tiger Stores Limited was recognized for their management and excellence in commercial building rooftop unit efficiency at the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) National Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Giant Tiger's Mark Pasini, Senior Manager, Energy and Facilities was on hand to accept the honour as part of the Advanced RTU Campaign Awards ceremony. "At Giant Tiger we recognize that being a responsible business is good for business," Mark says. "As caring members of the community, we are continually working to reduce waste, reduce energy consumption, and implement efficiencies."

The Advanced RTU Campaign (ARC) encourages commercial building owners and operators to replace their old RTUs with more efficient units or to retrofit their RTUs with advanced controls in order to take advantage of these benefits. By replacing or retrofitting these units, organizations can save money, improve their energy efficiency, make the building more comfortable, and help the environment.

This year, the campaign recognized 8 organizations. Giant Tiger had the largest efficiency gain for a single building RTU replacement project. They reaped a 64% installed efficiency gain with 40% capacity reduction, saving approximately 30,800 kWh annually. Combined, all the organizations awarded saved an estimated total of 600 BTUs and over $5.6 million in a single year on utility costs with efficient rooftop unit replacements, retrofits, and quality management and operations.

About the Advanced RTU Campaign: The Advanced RTU Campaign is a market transformation initiative that encourages commercial building owners and operators to improve the efficiency of roof top units across the country. By replacing old RTUs with more efficient units, and retrofitting existing RTUs with advanced controls, you can save money, improve your energy efficiency, make your building more comfortable, and help the environment. Reducing a building's cooling and ventilating energy consumption by 20–50% can save as much as $3,700 per RTU—equivalent to $6.7 billion and 670 trillion Btu annually. Learn more and join the Campaign here http://www.advancedrtu.org/join.html

About Giant Tiger: Giant Tiger is the leading Canadian owned family discount store, committed to providing on-trend family fashions, groceries and everyday household needs. Known as Canada's best kept secret the privately held company has over 225 locations across Canada and employs over 8,000 team members. All Giant Tiger locations are locally owned or operated by a team member who knows the community. Annually Giant Tiger Stores Limited donates 2 million dollars to charities and agencies directly in our communities. The friendly stores with the iconic yellow logo are not only where Canadians shop more and spend less, but also are proud to be known as retailer of choice. #foryouforless

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SOURCE Giant Tiger Stores Limited

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