WINDSOR, Colo., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Ice Energy(R), the premier
provider of efficient energy storage products for shifting air conditioning
demand, today announced that the City of Victorville, California has
ordered ten Ice Bear(R) units to provide clean, efficient cooling for the
new clubhouse at the city's Green Tree Golf Course. The Ice Bear units will
provide 69 tons of cooling and slash the air conditioning peak demand by
more than 95% at the 14,000 square foot event facility. The order is part
of Victorville's city-wide program to install Ice Bear units at every
public building in order to dramatically reduce peak energy consumption, an
effort that won the city a prestigious Flex Your Power award earlier this
year. The clubhouse is scheduled for completion in June 2008, in time for
the high desert region's most extreme summer heat.
"As we saw through last year's summer temperatures that soared above
110 degrees, the Ice Bear units enable us to provide community space that
is cool, comfortable and sustainable," said Victorville's Director of
Community Services, Jon Gargan. "In the face of growing concerns about the
environment and the reliability of our power grid, Victorville is proud to
be part of the solution."
Clean, reliable, cost-effective energy has become a priority for the
growing City of Victorville as the region continues to expand and attract
new businesses and residents from the surrounding areas of San Bernardino,
Riverside and Los Angeles. Air-conditioning is a substantial component of
the expanding community's demand on the power grid. The ten new Ice Bear
units expand Victorville's pioneering peak demand shifting program, which
has already deployed 31 Ice Bear units at municipally owned buildings
throughout the city. By shifting energy demand for the city's air
conditioners to off-peak hours when electricity is cleaner and more
abundant, Ice Energy estimates that Victorville's 10 additional Ice Bear
units will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 175 tons and reduce nitrogen
oxide emissions by nearly 370 lbs over the next five years.
"As an early adopter of our technology, Victorville demonstrated
pioneering leadership in addressing critical energy and environmental
concerns, and we look forward to continuing to support its city leaders,
residents and businesses in expanding those efforts as the community
continues to flourish," said Frank Ramirez, CEO of Ice Energy.
In May 2007, Ice Energy accepted the 2007 Flex Your Power Award with
Victorville City Council Member, Bob Hunter, at an awards ceremony in San
Francisco. Honored in the "Demand Response/Conservation" category, the
Victorville program was selected from several hundred applicants for its
outstanding leadership in reducing electricity consumption during peak
hours of the day.
About Ice Energy, Inc.
Ice Energy(R) is an energy technology company focused on energy storage
and advanced cooling and refrigeration products and technologies. The
company manufactures and markets a new Ice Storage Air Conditioner (ISAC)
product line for residential and commercial applications that addresses the
increasing demand for electricity. Ice Energy's products shift the largest
component of residential and commercial peak demand -- air conditioning --
from expensive "on-peak" times of the day to "off-peak" periods, when
energy is less expensive and less polluting. Approved as an optional
compliance measure for California's Title 24 building energy efficiency
standards, the Ice Bear(R) system provides superior cooling comfort while
significantly reducing the cost of energy. For more information visit
http://www.ice-energy.com or call 877-5-ICEBEAR.
Ice Energy and Ice Bear are registered trademarks of Ice Energy, Inc.
Located in Southern California, Victorville is one of the fastest
growing cities in California, now boasting a population of 100,000. Once
known as the home of the former George Air Force Base, it is now the
location of Southern California Logistics Airport, and is recognized for
the opportunities it affords its residents and businesses. Victorville is
known for its clean air and water, open space, and family-oriented
atmosphere. Victorville has adopted a stance that is both pro-business and
pro-environment, using green technology and clean and renewable fuels in
their vehicle fleets and municipal power generators. For more information
about Victorville, visit http://ci.victorville.ca.us
SOURCE Ice Energy