Sports facilities are highly energy-intensive facilities. For example, in an ice rink, energy goes towards refrigeration (freezing the ice), as well as ventilation, lights, and heating in different areas of the arena. This means that we are heating and cooling simultaneously, and this is an excellent example of where smart energy optimisation and refrigeration technology can be used to avoid wasting valuable energy. The condenser heat from the ice rink can be used to heat the swimming pool, and the balance of energy is automatically monitored to achieve optimal conditions for both the ice rink and the swimming pool.
Smart technology which remotely monitors and controls refrigeration equipment, anticipating potential problems and resolving them before they occur; powerfully aiding the facility's automation technology.
CO2 is a natural, sustainable, and inexpensive refrigerant, and siginficantly improves energy efficiency because more of the residual heat from CO2 refrigeration can be reclaimed and reused elsewhere.
By managing heating and cooling in the same system, the facility can be self-sufficient in terms of energy. As part of a smart city, any excess energy can be transferred to the district heating network.