The panel of judges, representing American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) members, selected the Ice Bear system based on industry leadership in design, application, value to end users and market impact. Ice Energy accepted the award today at the 7th Annual AHR EXPO in Chicago.
"The ASHRAE judges were impressed with Ice Energy's ability to integrate seamlessly with existing HVAC equipment to dramatically improve the energy performance of commercial facilities," said Frank Ramirez, CEO of Ice Energy. "Ice Energy offers the first commercially scaled, distributed energy storage technology to break the link between air conditioning and the spiraling growth in critical peak demand for electricity. We're honored by this award and we're excited by the potential for our smart grid systems to fundamentally transform energy system efficiency and grid reliability."
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