Installing Low Emissivity ceiling systems in your arena provides a wide range of advantages beyond reducing refrigeration costs by 15 to 20%. It can also reduce or eliminate condensation problems, improve lighting, provide better acoustics and improve overall aesthetics and ice conditions.
Emissivity is the ability of a material to radiate heat from it’s surface. Most roof and ceiling materials have high emissivity ratings of about 0.9, this means they radiates about 90% of the heat from their surfaces. Since radiant heat migrates from a warm surface to a cold surface, the heat in ice rinks radiates from the ceiling to the ice surface. Lowering the emissivity of your arena ceiling can have a large impact on the load of the ice plant and reduce enegy costs.
Contact OMNISport for more details on Low Emissivity ceilings for your facility.