Village of Foremost Civic Centre REALice Retrofit

This project was funded through Recreation Energy Conservation Program

Village of Foremost

2022Completion Year

$35,232.00Project Cost

$3,079.84Cost Savings

$26,424MCCAC Funding

2.9Simple Payback Period

10,993kWh/yearElectrical Energy Savings

94GJ/yearNatural Gas Energy Savings

10tonnes CO2e/yearGHG Reductions

OVERVIEW

As part of the MCCAC’s Recreation Energy Conservation (REC) program, the Village of Foremost installed a REALice system at the Foremost Civic Centre. It is a single-story multi-use arena and curling rink facility built in 1958 of general commercial construction. The Foremost Civic Centre also features swimming pool facilities for general use. Hot water is provided by a Domestic Hot Water (DHW) tank system that was installed in 2016 and the Zamboni hot water is provided by a condensing tankless boiler. 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.  

The project was commissioned in January 2022 

APPROACH

This newly installed REALice 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. This system eliminates the need for hot water when building and resurfacing ice by removing micro air bubbles from the incoming water resulting in lower natural gas consumption from water heaters and less load on compressors. 

RESULTS

This newly installed REALice 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. This system eliminates the need for hot water when building and resurfacing ice by removing micro air bubbles from the incoming water resulting in lower natural gas consumption from water heaters and less load on compressors. 

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