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Ice rinks across the country fight enemy No. 1: Energy bills
by Wilson Ring
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26 December 2016
On 26 December 2016 The Associated Press reported:
A small community skating rink [in Woodstock, Vermont] that was once in danger of folding is working on a long-term plan to eliminate its biggest single expense -- its energy bill -- by becoming what its leaders believe would be the country's first with no costs for electricity or heating fuel. The plan includes . . . finding ways to reuse some of the heat generated by the power-sucking compressors used to make ice and, finally, buying solar panels that will be erected elsewhere.
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'If you can make a hockey rink a net zero building, you can make anything net zero,' said [architect Harold] Mayhew, who designed the rink at Maine's Bowdoin College, which opened in 2009 and became the nation's first hockey rink to be certified by The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, or LEED, that rates buildings for their energy efficiency.
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