Savings with REALice

CREATE A “GREEN RINK” – CUT YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT BY 18+50T OF CO2 PER YEAR

Energy, Costs and Emission savings with REALice®

 

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 and therefore quickly reducing your arena’s carbon footprint.

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Savings Overview

  • Natural Gas Savings: 330 – 600 GJ
  • Electricity savings: + 50,000 kWh
  • Cost Savings: $1,000 – $1,200/month, depending on the usage of the arena and prices paid for utilities
  • CO2 emission savings: 18 – 50t per year, depending on the source of electricity

Natural Gas Savings

In 2014, FortisBC conducted a pilot study on REALice installations that showed a reduction of natural gas consumption by 79% — an average of 330 GJ per year per ice pad. Measurement & Verification Pilot project in British Columbia  2014

Electricity (Hydro) Savings

REALice saves electricity (hydro). 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 results in tremendous energy savings and extends the life cycle of the refrigeration equipment. The electricity savings average 10% – 12 % per year.

Internat Energy Solutions Canada verified the expected energy savings from the Town’s Mayfield Recreation Complex REALice installation. Through the monitoring and verification study (M&V), it was found that the REALice device saves 84,188 kWh of electricity and 2,800 m3 of natural gas annually at the facility. This results in approximately $10,775 annual utility cost savings and avoided greenhouse gas emissions of 6,972 kg of carbon dioxide. The REALice device has eliminated the need to use natural gas to treat the floodwater. Instead, incoming cold water treated by the REALice system is used to flood the ice.

 

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Ways to measure/calculate savings with REALice®

Comparing current to previous utility bills (monitoring kWH, GJ/therm / m3 of natural gas usage/oil usage)
Monitoring compressor loads and running time and comparing with previous logs
Install separate sub-meters on compressors and logging the run time and kWh usage, i.e with Eyedro Business Electricity Monitors
Calculate savings by entering the temperature difference for resurfacing water & increase in brine temperature: www.realice.ca/calculate

REALice vs. Hot Water