Within all of our communities there is a great deal of energy that is utilized for the powering of air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Ironically, the by-product of these refrigeration and air-conditioning systems is heat. As a matter of fact, there is more heat wasted from refrigeration and air-conditioning systems than would be required to heat all of the commercial and residential buildings around the world.
As a world leader in ice rink construction, energy efficiency and heat recovery, Accent Refrigeration Systems offers more 50 valuable applications for your waste heat.
An ideal application for energy recovery resides within community ice facilities. Ice facilities, by their nature, are normally operating in winter, which corresponds with the normal community heating season. Ice facilities reject a tremendous amount of waste heat. A typical single-surface ice arena will reject between 15 million and 20 million BTUs per day. This is enough energy to heat 25 to 80 houses, depending on the their location.
There are many other energy sources available in a typical community with energy levels equal to or better than ice skating rinks. These include cold-storage warehouses, dairies, breweries, commercial bakeries, grocery stores, commercial air-conditioning systems and municipal sewer systems, to name a few. Each of these facilities has proven methods of reliable and efficient energy extraction, and in most cases this process will actually improve the energy efficiency of the facility as well.
There are a number of very useful applications beyond comfort heating where these ultra-efficient heat pumps really shine. These hybrid systems provide useful energy at a fraction of the cost of natural gas, oil or traditional heat pumps.
If you are planning on building a new ice facility or would like to improve the operation of your existing facility, give us a call and we would be glad to work with you to make your facility efficient and profitable.Back to Top