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Ice Cooling To Help Large Buildings Chill Out During Peak Hours

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Jul 15, 2007   Updated: Apr 14 2011 • References: news.yahoo
A new system saves electricity and lowers electric demand at peak hours by freezing water in large tanks at night when power is cheaper and demand is low. During the day air is piped through the ice in the tanks, cooling the air then circulated through the building.

Implications - The Credit Suisse in the Met Life Tower is a big area to cool -- 1.9 million square feet to be exact. While it could be a very daunting task to cool down a building that is one of New York's tallest, this non-traditional system offers another avenue to explore. The idea could be a huge money-saver and something that is also good for the environment.