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Scotsman Recognized for Energy Efficiency by ENERGY STAR® 

March 15, 2011  


Vernon Hills, Ill.––March 15, 2011?Scotsman Ice Systems today announced it has received the 2011 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in energy-efficient product design. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program recognizes excellence in organizations that promote energy-efficient products, homes or buildings. 

Scotsman will be presented with the award during the 2011 ENERGY STAR awards ceremony on April 12 in Washington, D.C.  

“Energy efficiency is not only good for the environment, but it also improves the bottom line for our end users,” said Mark McClanahan, president, Scotsman Ice Systems. “With a Prodigy ENERGY STAR-qualified ice machine, Scotsman customers can realize as much as a 20 percent energy saving on average, or approximately $710 annually.” 

“Thanks to the creative promotion efforts of partners like Scotsman Ice Systems, consumers can more easily find energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products in the marketplace,” said Elizabeth Craig, acting director of EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs. “Scotsman Ice Systems leads the way by helping Americans learn how they can protect our environment through energy efficiency. We look forward to seeing the innovative programs these partners will continue to deliver.” 

Scotsman offers more than 50 ENERGY STAR-qualified ice machine models. Additionally, 25 Scotsman ice machines not only meet the current ENERGY STAR efficiency requirements but are also rated for the maximum Consortium for EnergyEfficiency (CEE) Tier 3-rated performance criteria, which exceeds the current ENERGY STAR standard. Scotsman has more CEE Tier 3-certified machines than any other ice machine manufacturer.  

In addition, Scotsman nugget and flake ice machines use up to 50 percent less water and 15 percent less energy than cube ice machines due to a more efficient ice-making process. 


ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with energy use. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 kinds of products as well as new homes and buildings. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $18 billion on their utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas equivalent to those of 34 million cars. Products, homes and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR prevent emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA.  For more information, go to energystar.gov.  

About Scotsman Ice Systems 

As 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 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. Offering more than 50 ENERGY STAR-rated models, Scotsman Prodigy technology reduces energy and water consumption, making a difference for the environment and the bottom line. For more information, visit www.scotsman-ice.com.