OVERVIEW As part of the MCCAC’s Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program, the Town of Bow Island installed a REALice system…
117,324kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings
1,150GJ/yearNatural Gas Energy Savings
124tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions
As part of the MCCAC’s Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program, the City of Leduc installed two REALice systems at the Leduc Recreation Centre.
REALice is an energy-saving de-aerating system for ice rinks. It creates a controlled and structured vortex to remove gases and other particulates such as limescale as water flows through the device. REALice treated water eliminates the need to use heated water when building or resurfacing your ice and reduces compressor loads. The system has no moving parts and is easily integrated into existing piping systems.
This newly installed system will help to reduce the costs of heating the water used to resurface the ice as well as the electricity costs associated with cooling the ice following resurfacing. The project is estimated to reduce the GHG emissions related to the Leduc Recreation Centre’s ice operations by 10% annually.
Here’s what Bob Young, Mayor of Leduc says about the project:
“We couldn’t be more excited for this new technology. With the facility shutdown earlier this year, it was a no-brainer to utilize this time to install these devices that will help us save operating dollars after the first year of use. It only made sense to us, and it aligns with our Environmental Sustainability Plan.”Mayor Bob Young, City of Leduc
Read more about the Recreation Energy Conservation Program