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Cool Energy Conservation Initiatives at the Penn Ice Rink

January 12, 2012

The Penn Ice Rink was awarded a grant from Penn's Green Fund for the installation of a water density system that will reduce the rink's energy usage and provide an improved ice product to customers. In addition to the new system, called Real Ice, the rink has also purchased a 1999 propane-fueled Olympia ice-resurfacer, equipped with the latest emissions-reducing technology, to replace an inefficient 1970 Zamboni and has replaced an aging gasoline-powered edger with a battery-operated, zero-emissions model that smoothes the outside edges of the ice, where the larger machine can’t reach. Read more about the new machines at the Penn Current.

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