Multiple Site roll out by Major US Produce Wholesaler

VANCOUVER, March 16 /CNW/ - One of the largest fruit and vegetable wholesalers in the United States will be installing energy-saving technology from Smartcool Systems Inc. and managed by EcoCurrents LLC, in all of its distribution and ripening warehouses after achieving an energy savings of over 20% in its headquarter facility.

Jimmy Alvarez, president of Olympic Fruit & Vegetable labeling the results as 'impressive', has committed to installing the "ESM" at its other operational facilities in Los Angles, San Diego, San Francisco, Texas and Florida.

"In addition to these significant energy savings, we have also realized the important environmental benefits," said Alvarez, noting that the greenhouse gas reduction, from this one installation alone, had resulted in a reduction of 250,000 lbs- the equivalent of planting 25 acres of trees. "

"We have always sought to exceed our customers' expectations by providing the best quality products," said Alvarez, "and now we can do just that while aiding the fight against global warming."

"The installation of the Smartcool products at Olympic Fruit & Vegetable is an important step in bringing the technology to the Food Service Sector", said George Burnes, president of Smartcool Systems Inc.

About Olympic Fruit & Vegetables:

Olympic Fruit & Vegetables is an entity of Coast Citrus Distributors; a company founded 60 years ago by Alvarez's father, Roberto, with numerous warehousing, distribution facilities and subsidiaries in the United States and abroad, especially Mexico.

About EcoCurrents:

The energy savings program for Olympic Fruit & Vegetable was independently managed by EcoCurrents, LLC, a Long Beach-based company that employs a portfolio of proprietary technologies that yield verifiable reductions in electricity usage and result in a diminished carbon footprint at each facility.

About Smartcool Systems Inc.

Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) manufactures and distributes the Smartcool Energy Saving Module (ESM)(TM) and the ECO3(TM), which make refrigeration and air conditioning systems more efficient, resulting in proven cost savings, reduced energy consumption, and a smaller carbon footprint. The Smartcool ESM(TM) can be retrofitted to existing refrigeration and air conditioning systems and is compatible with all known control systems. More than 26,000 units have been installed worldwide for customers such as supermarkets, food distributors, telecommunications companies, hospitals, and hotels. Smartcool's new ECO3(TM) provides the same environmental and cost-saving benefits to residential and commercial customers using one and two compressor cooling systems.

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SOURCE Smartcool Systems Inc.

For further information: For further information: Investors: George Burnes, (604) 669-1388 or; Jeff Walker, Howard Group, (403) 221-0915 Ext. 222; Eco Currents: Stan Stratos, (310) 408-5311 or

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