Smartcool's energy savings technology receives further endorsement from Coast Citrus Distributors



    VANCOUVER, April 24 /CNW/ - SmartCool Systems Inc. (TSXV: SSC), is
pleased to announce that Smartcool Systems USA Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary
has received an order for its Energy Savings Module(TM) ("ESM(TM)") technology
from Coast Tropical, a division of Coast Citrus Distributors based in San
Diego, California. The initial installation will be made in Coast Tropical's
Los Angeles produce distribution facility, and will be followed by a roll out
plan for the balance of Coast Citrus' facilities in California, Texas, Florida
and Mexico. The initial installation is expected to be approved for an energy
efficiency rebate by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
under the terms of their Non-Residential Custom Performance Program (CPP)
incentive program.
    Mr. Jim Alvarez, President of Coast Citrus states, "Our Mission is to
provide customers the highest quality product at competitive prices.
Installing energy efficiency technology, such as Smartcool's ESM(TM), makes an
immediate impact on our profit margins by significantly reducing our energy
costs. The financial benefit from embracing an energy management strategy is
consistent with our core value of continuous improvement and growth. With the
environmental benefits associated with the installation of the ESM(TM), it
also gives our company an opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint."
    The initial installation of the ESM(TM) is expected to result in annual
energy savings of approximately 130,200 kWh at Coast Tropical's Los Angeles
facility; which can be compared to the power used by approximately 43 homes,
and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 284,282 pounds.

    About Coast Citrus Distributors:

    Coast Citrus Distributors is a leading wholesale distributor of fresh
fruits and vegetables with fifteen facilities in United States and Mexico. The
company delivers a variety of produce, including bananas, lettuce, limes, and
potatoes, to retail grocers and other food customers. Its brand names include
Coast Citrus, Coast Tropical, Olympic Fruit and Vegetable, Pacific Banana, and
San Francisco Banana.

    About Smartcool Systems Inc.:

    Smartcool Systems Inc. is an advanced energy savings solutions company
specializing in energy and cost reduction technologies for commercial and
retail businesses. The company's wholly owned subsidiary, SmartCool
International Inc., is the owner, developer, manufacturer and worldwide
distributor of the Energy Saving Module (ESM(TM)). This green technology
reduces the electricity consumption (kWh) and maximum demand (kW) of air
conditioning and refrigeration compressors. Rather than replacing existing
equipment, the ESM(TM) works in conjunction with existing controls in order to
ensure that compressors work at maximum efficiency, while maintaining preset
temperature levels and without causing over-cycling.
    Rising global energy demand is resulting in significant increases in
energy prices. Environmental concerns are causing both government and industry
to re-examine the way they do business. SmartCool provides companies with
solutions to address the growing pressure to reduce energy costs, increase
profits and reduce green house gas emissions. For more information, please
visit www.smartcool.net.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the
    contents of this press release.

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For further information:

For further information: Allan Thompson, (604) 669-1388 or
1-888-669-1388 or allant@smartcool.net

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