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County-owned ice rink saving $98,000 annually

3:57 pm April 22nd, 2013

Sprinker Recreation Center’s ice rink, which serves thousands of users every year, has won Pierce County’s “Biggest Energy Loser” award for 2012 by cutting its energy use in half.
The 35-year-old ice rink at the county-owned recreation complex in Spanaway was remodeled in 2011. The upgraded mechanical systems and new lighting led to a 49.8 percent reduction in energy use last year, and is saving more than $98,000 per year in energy, water and sewer costs, county officials said.
“The Sprinker project is a great example of how we can save resources while improving the quality of our facilities,” said County Executive Pat McCarthy. “By investing in efficiency upgrades we are able to save taxpayer dollars and reduce our environmental impact.”
(Read more in the April 24 print edition of The Dispatch)

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