For Tacome Utilities, Implementing REALice was Thinking Outside the Box
Public utilities in many States are working hard to help their customers reduce their energy spend. Many are offering incentives to help speed up the Return on Investment on energy-saving methods -- like the REALice cold water resurfacing technology. When Tacoma Twin Rinks suggested REALice as a way to save energy at their arena, Tacoma Utilities embraced the idea and considered the project as "thinking outside of the box".
Three months post-installation, the utility has produced a short video highlighting the public-private partnership, the energy savings this particular method is bringing -- as well as the better, clearer ice at the arena.
We're proud that the REALice System is able to save so much energy. It saves on heating the water to extremely high temperatures. It requires less energy to freeze the colder water used for floodwater -- compared to the 140F or so they used to use. And, because REALice creates denser water, it freezes faster which forces ice makers to reset their brine temperature higher. That reset is where the big savings come in.
None of this comes with a compromise to ice quality. In fact, like Tacoma Twin Rinks, your ice will be at least as good -- if not better -- than what you currently have.
To watch the video, click on the image above, or click here. And, if you'd like to see the kind of energy savings you'll have at your arena with REALice, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be glad to show you.
Supported by Utilities
With no moving parts and no filters, membranes, chemicals or ongoing maintenance required, REALice purchases have been supported by a growing number of utilities with energy efficiency incentives.