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Ice Storage Systems

The grid of the future will incorporate a higher percentage of renewable energy. Unfortunately these energies have no natural storage mechanism. Thermal storage is the easiest way to restore this critical component of fossil fuel-based energy. One HVAC design option that can be especially effective is ice storage which also allows building operators to power their HVAC system more during cheaper off-peak periods than on-peak daytime periods.


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Ice storage design and application

Video presentation outlining the basic theory and application of ice storage, then demonstrating the design steps for a small system from layout to operation and control.

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Ice storage as part of a LEED® building design

Detailed examination of the technical requirements an ice storage system must meet to qualify for points under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®).

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Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley worked with Trane on the New York metropolitan area’s largest ice-storage-based air conditioning system – delivering a reduced carbon footprint equivalent to taking 271 cars off Westchester County roads.

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