CO2 savings with REALice

Create a “green rink” – Cut Your Carbon Footprint by 18t – 50t of CO2 per Year 

Ice rinks consume vast amounts of energy and therefore contribute to global warming. The REALice® System will enable you to easily create a “Green Ice Rink” and reduce your emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 18-50 tonnes per rink per year depending on the source of electricity and therefore quickly reducing your arena’s carbon footprint.

Based on the FortisBC large scale pilot using the REALice system reduces the requirement for natural gas by 79% or on average 330GJ.

 

Because of the changed properties of the water, which becomes denser and freezes faster, using less energy to freeze and to stay frozen too, operators are required to reset their brine/glycol settings 3-5°F warmer. This reduces chiller loads tremendously (approx. 20%)  by having to shave off less heat from the ice and by the reset of the brine temperature of anywhere between  3F – 5F. Savings are approx. 10% – 12% on electricity.

 

With that in mind, each sheet of ice that is no longer flooded with hot water can save around 18t – 50t of CO2 per year/season depending on the Province and the respective energy source for electricity.

REALice vs. Hot Water