City Ice Pavilion is an NHL size, 85 x 200 ft. ice rink under a pressurized air dome. It is an energy hog in the heart of New York City, where electricity is among the most expensive in the country. Energy costs have a direct impact on profitability.
Energy Concepts designed an ultra-efficient cooling plant centered on a gas engine-driven 400 ton chiller. The system cools the ice sheet without using expensive electricity. The engine’s exhaust heat is routed to a heat exchanger to supply hot water for Zamboni and for an innovative heating system under the bleachers to keep the spectators comfortable.