VERNON HILLS, Ill.— July 26, 2011—Scotsman® Ice Systems now offers the most Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) Tier 2-qualified ice machines, which reduce water and energy consumption to lower costs. On July 1 CEE released updated ice machine specifications, which now include flaker and nugget models. Previously, only cube ice machines were eligible for CEE qualification.
CEE Tier 2-qualified ice machines meet energy and water consumption requirements that exceed ENERGY STAR® performance criteria. In addition to 29 Tier 2-qualified models, Scotsman offers 103 Tier-1 qualified ice machines, which meet specifications similar to ENERGY STAR guidelines.
“By reducing energy and water consumption, Scotsman ice machines help customers save money on utility bills,” said Mark McClanahan, president Scotsman Ice Systems. “Our selection of CEE Tier 2-qualified ice machines, which exceed ENERGY STAR specifications, is the largest offered by any ice machine manufacturer.”
CEE is a consortium of efficiency program administrators from across the United States and Canada who work together on common approaches to advancing efficiency. CEE members include utilities, statewide and regional market transformation administrators, environmental groups, research organizations, and state energy offices in the United States and Canada. CEE has not independently verified claims in this press release regarding number of qualifying models.
About Scotsman Ice SystemsAs one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ice systems, with more than 300 models of ice machines, storage bins, and ice and water dispensers, Scotsman is dedicated to developing today’s most innovative ice solutions. In 2011, Scotsman earned the Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient Product Design by ENERGY STAR®. Offering more than 60 ENERGY STAR® qualified models, Scotsman Prodigy® ice machines incorporate superior designs which reduce energy and water consumption, making a difference for the environment and the bottom line. Also, in 2010, Scotsman was the recipient of the Overall Best-in-Class award from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine, as well as the Best-in-Class award as voted by Dealers. For more information, visit www.scotsman-ice.com.