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THE PATH TO NET ZERO STARTS AT CENTRE ICE

 

 

 

Canada and the United States have set ambitious goals to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions
by 2050, which essentially means that our economies would emit no greenhouse gas emissions, or
offset emissions through things like tree planting and carbon capture technology. As a result, Net
Zero has become a buzzword used by everyone from banks to oil companies. While we think it’s
great that so many are focused on how we can take climate action—it’s something we all need to
prioritize—it’s important to note that not all net-zero claims are equal.

 

Net Zero Naturally and the Food Supply Chain

Net Zero Naturally

For ice rinks in particular, there is more than one way to reduce emissions within your facility, but if saving the planet is the ultimate goal, reaching net zero sustainably is the only logical way. With that in mind, we’ve created Net Zero Naturally, a road map for helping you get there. It covers everything from choosing an ice rink refrigeration system with an ultra-low Global Warming Potential (GWP), to using energy-efficient technology and the best environmental practices to consume as little electricity, water and natural gas as possible.

 

 

 

ONE FOR ALL

 

Many municipalities have a climate target to hit net-zero emissions within the next 30 years. Whether your rink is a new build or an established arena, Net Zero Naturally offers a 360 degree approach to getting to net-zero emissions, reducing energy consumption and increasing system efficiency with a range of straightforward and actionable strategies that can be tailored to your facility, and your sustainability objectives.

Getting to net-zero emissions won’t happen overnight. And it won’t happen without a solid plan. Here’s a breakdown of how to get your facility to the finish line.


Step One: The Big Picture

Understanding where and how you use energy in your building is key to developing a successful plan. Doing a net-zero audit not only helps identify the changes you need to make, but it also helps you set benchmarks to measure the impact of those changes.

Step Two: Easy Wins

This phase is all about actionable items you can implement immediately, from simple modifications like switching to LED lighting and making automation upgrades, to higher-capital projects such as installing a new refrigeration system that uses heat recovery and runs on an ultra-low GWP natural refrigerant.

Step Three: Deep Work

Think of this period as the back half of a marathon—it’s the toughest part. That’s why it requires creativity and planning. The work may be complicated—for instance, installing heat reclaim, building envelope changes, and other projects that require a detailed approach—but you’ll be that much closer to the finish line.

Step Four: The Long Game

This is the home stretch: full building electrification. The step involves shifting entirely from fossil fuels to electricity or total on-site power generation from renewable sources like wind and solar. It won’t deliver short-term gains like step three and four, but it makes environmental sense.

 

 

strategy behind getting to Net Zero Naturally

The strategy behind getting to Net Zero Naturally, and reducing your facility's footprint, is structured around three main areas: eliminating refrigerant emissions by using a natural refrigerant, optimizing energy consumption by doing things like using smart technology and leveraging waste heat, and harnessing green power by exploring the ways in which you can use renewable energy.

 

           Download the plan here

 

 

WEBINAR SERIES

WEBINAR SERIES

Make informed and sustainable decisions about your ice rink. From debunking refrigerant myths to government grants and incentives, we discuss everything you need to hit your net-zero targets.

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GRANTS AND INCENTIVES

Whether it’s a new build, or you’re making retrofits, repairs and upgrades to an existing building, there are many federal, provincial and local hydro grants and incentives you can take advantage of to fund your net-zero projects.

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White paper : A tale of two ice rinks

WHITE PAPER:

A TALE OF TWO RINKS

Renteknik Group Inc. performed an evaluation on two Quebec ice rinks within 100 km of each other, each using a different refrigerant technology: R717 (Ammonia) vs. R513A.

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SOLUTIONS

 

 

Natural Refrigerants - Design Build Packages

DESIGN BUILD PACKAGES

 

Whether you want to build a brand new net-zero facility, or you're updating an existing arena to avoid the phase outs of HFC-based synthetic refrigerants, we have the refrigeration products and expertise to make it all happen, with technology that’s customizable, cost-effective and built to last.

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SMART SOLUTIONS

 

Advancement in technology and connectivity gives us a deeper understanding of product function to improve and maximize performance and output. CIMCO provides you with a suite of smart tools and expertise you need to reach net-zero emissions.

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About CIMCO

Recognized as a leader in environmental sustainability, CIMCO Refrigeration is the largest ice rink refrigeration contractor in North America and the largest vendor for most major refrigeration suppliers in the industry, with more than 7,000 customers, 1,500 active service contracts, and 1,200 employees dedicated to the art and science of refrigeration. As part of Toromont, CIMCO is also the only industrial refrigeration company to be publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. We’ve built half of the world’s ice rinks, and have installed more than $3 billion worth of projects over the past decade. In addition to our broad geographic reach—with offices, and a network of account managers and technicians, across Canada and the United States—we have a $3-million-dollar critical parts inventory, allowing our team to simultaneously source parts worldwide while mechanics are on site, which saves our customers time and money. 

 

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