Accreditation & Awards
IceCOLD® Meets the Needs of Your Industry
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration the cost of energy consumption from HVAC and refrigeration can be from 30 to 75% of total electricity costs. By increasing efficiency by an average of 10%, a consumer could save an average of $100k and more for every million dollars spent on HVACand refrigeration electricity costs.
Uptime Institute Green Enterprise IT Award, 2012, IceCOLD®
Did you know IceCOLD® Technology is a prestigious green innovation award-winner? It absolutely is. In fact, McDonald’s Global Environmental Counsel awarded IceCOLD® with an honorable mention in their “Best of Green, 2012″ environmental best-practice innovation competition.
McDonald’s, Business for Social Responsibility, Conservation International and the WWF, voted for solutions based on innovation, environmental and business impacts, scalability and business integration. How IceCOLD® achieved this: McDonald’s Australia optimized the energy efficiency of its HVAC systems by installing IceCOLD®.
IceCOLD’s customers build better businesses around the world through effective environmental practices.
OPPORTUNITY: As utilities are a major expense for restaurant operations, McDonald’s Australia has been exploring energy efficiency improvement opportunities in its restaurants. HVAC systems represent one of the largest opportunities in this area because they account for approximately 25 percent of a McDonald’s Australia restaurant’s consumption.
SOLUTION: McDonald’s Australia optimized the energy efficiency of its refrigeration equipment and HVAC systems by installing the product IceCOLD®. IceCOLD® improves the efficiency of the heat exchanges by removing the naturally occurring oil fouling from the tubing and coil walls. As a result, cooler air flow is generated from the system. The shortest payback is achieved on equipment more than three years old.
RESULTS: The initial results indicated a 20 percent energy savings on HVAC and refrigeration.
IceCOLD® Tests and Installations Have Achieved 20%+ Reduction in the Consumption of Diesel Fuel Used to Operate Refrigerated Trailer Units
The typical cost to treat a refrigeration trailer with IceCOLD® is $1,032.00. According to Thermo King, the most fuel efhcient RTU will consume .8 gallons of diesel per hour. In a typical 12 hour day a RTU will consume 9.6 gallons of fuel or 57.6 gallons in a 6 day work week. Assuming that the average price of diesel fuel is $4.00 per gallon this would equal a cost of $921.60 per month. A 20% reduction in fuel consumption would equal $184.32 savings per month or $2,211.84 per year. The payback on the one time investment would be less than 6 months.
For a 50 trailer fleet operating 24 hours a day the payback would be around 3 months. Total annual fuel saving would be around $221,184.00 for a one time cost of $51,600.00. This would equal a reduction of over 55,000 gallons of fuel consumption in one year.
Buming through a gallon of diesel fuel produces 22.2 pounds of CO2. By reducing annual fuel consumption of the RTU fleet by over 55,000 gallons, a company could reduce CO2 emissions by over 1.2 million pounds every year.
Installing IceCOLD® in 1,000 truck cab air conditioners, can save $660,000 in fuel costs, every year, for the life of the trucks. (Truck Life Estimated at 5 Years )
- Install cost: Under $200,000.
- Payback: Approximately 3-4 Months.
- Savings: $3,300,000 (5 Years)
In-the-Cab Truck AC Systems
When IceCOLD® is installed, a truck running 100,000 miles a year at 6 MPG, on $4.00 diesel will save $660.00 a year in fuel. The cost to install one ounce of IceCOLD® is $150.00, with payback in 3 months.
- 16,667 gallons consumed = $66,660.
- 1% fuel savings = $660 per truck per year.
- 1000 trucks = $660,000 per year = 3 month payback.
In this example 3.7 million pounds of C02 will be saved every year, for the life of the refer compressors, for the entire 1000 lmck fleet.
Idemitsu Apollo America Corporation
Idemitsu Lubricants America (ILA) is committed to providing quality, innovation and service to their customers around the world. As a 100 % subsidiary of Idemitsu Kosan, they are a member of the Idemitsu group, one of the top ten lubricant manufacturers globally.Environmental protection is of key importance around the world and drives Idemitsu’s commitment to lead the development of environmentally friendly lubricants. ( Download Full Accreditation Here
Better Business Bureau, IceCOLD® Member Since 2011
The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) is the network hub for BBBs in the US and Canada. Like BBBs, CBBB is dedicated to fostering honest and responsive relationships between businesses and consumers — instilling consumer confidence and advancing a trustworthy marketplace for all. BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.
U.S. General Services Administration, IceCOLD® Member Since February, 2013
GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, offering products, services and facilities that federal agencies need to serve the public. GSA offers businesses the opportunity to sell billions of dollars worth of products and services to federal agencies.
Intertek, IceCOLD® April, 2007
INTERTEK is an independent testing and validation laboratory ‘famous’ for determining the SEER ratings of OEMs’ AC equipment. INTERTEK performed the SAE J test on IceCOLD® and certified it is compatible with refrigerants and compressor oils and is non toxic and non hazardous. Additionally , INTERTEK performed the standard 4-ball lubricity test three times which showed that IceCOLD® increases the lubricity of the compressor oil by 54%.( Download Full Accreditation Here
QTLC Freight Smart Grant Scheme, IceCOLD®
The QTLC together with Transport and Main Roads offered to 2 grants of $50,000 with the aim of encouraging and supporting Queensland based industries in identifying, trialling and evaluating innovative freight practices that will reduce urban congestion, minimise greenhouse gas emissions and deliver a more efficient and effective freight network. The successful recipients of the Freight Smart Grant Scheme, Cannon Logistics and Strategix Training Group completed successful trials of their proposals and have presented their final reports to the QTLC.( Download Full Accreditation Here
McDonald’s Australia, IceCOLD®
At McDonald’s, we know that “success breeds success” and through the sharing of innovative best practices such as these, we hope you are able to leverage these activities and use them as catalyst for similar improvements in your markets. Best of Green highlights environmental best-practice innovations in a wide spectrum of areas with tangible impact for our business and our brand. These environmental innovations, taking shape at multiple levels throughout the McDonald’s System, illustrate that positive change can originate from anywhere and that we all have a role to play in improving our environmental performance. Download links: Public Report 2011 Download Full Accreditation Here
IceCOLD® Holds an A+ Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau