Smartcool launches ECO(3)(TM) to help smaller businesses and homeowners reduce energy use, save money and go green

    Innovative technology optimizes refrigeration and air conditioning
    systems, providing quick ROI for an immense global market of retail,
    commercial and residential customers

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSXV: SSC) is pleased
to announce the worldwide launch of the ECO(3)(TM), an easily installed
controller that provides fast return on investment (ROI) for businesses and
homeowners seeking energy efficiency and cost savings from their air
conditioning and refrigeration systems.
    ECO(3)(TM) is a revolutionary product specifically developed as a state
of the art, secondary controller for air conditioning and refrigeration
systems. It provides extensive cost savings and environmental benefits by
optimizing the energy efficiency of air conditioning and refrigeration systems
with one or two compressors. These cooling units are found in millions of
buildings worldwide.
    "The ECO(3)(TM) has been developed using Smartcool's team of
knowledgeable professionals who have years of extensive experience in the
energy conservation field," said George Burnes, President and CEO, Smartcool
Systems Inc.
    The ECO(3)(TM) addresses an enormous global market that includes telecom
providers, retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, hotels,
branch offices and other small commercial spaces, and residences.
    "The market opportunities for the ECO(3)(TM) are large and compelling,"
added Burnes. "Air conditioning and refrigeration expenses are significant
costs of doing business, especially in warmer climates with expensive energy
and electricity. By saving energy and money with the ECO(3)(TM), businesses
can reinvest in areas that generate revenue and provide competitive
    Smartcool's ECO(3)(TM) has already proven itself in retail and commercial
applications, offering easy installation and a two to three year return on
investment. Smartcool's global network of distributors, which is being
enhanced with dedicated ECO(3)(TM) focused sales channels, will help Smartcool
take best advantage of the ECO(3)(TM) introduction and the products' short,
straight-forward sales cycle.
    "Our customers' early response to the ECO(3)(TM) has been more than
enthusiastic," said Chris Rogerson, CEO, Smartcool Systems Australia Pty Ltd,
Smartcool's independent distributor of the Energy Savings Module (ESM(TM)) and
ECO(3)(TM) in Australia and New Zealand. "The high cost of energy and the need
to reduce costs are paramount concerns for our customers, and many of them
have already embraced the ECO(3)(TM) for the quick, dramatic benefits it

    The key features of the wall-mounted ECO(3)(TM) are:

    -   significant reductions in compressor run time, which reduces power
        usage in air conditioning and refrigeration systems
    -   compelling price point
    -   compatibility with existing equipment and controls
    -   proven technology that reduces energy consumption by 15% with no
        affect on room temperature, humidity or comfort
    -   reduced carbon and environmental footprint
    -   optimizes the cooling and heating cycles of compressor-driven heat
    -   an IP64 rating allows for outdoor installation without additional
    -   qualifies for rebates in jurisdictions such as California and Florida

    "With the ECO(3)(TM) introduction, Smartcool now offers a complete
product line that perfectly addresses the energy and cost-saving requirements
of all markets, from residential homeowners to the largest commercial spaces,"
said Chris Lefaivre, Vice President of Sales, Smartcool.

    About Smartcool Systems Inc.

    Smartcool Systems Inc. (SSC: TSX.V) manufactures and distributes the
Smartcool Energy Saving Module (ESM)(TM) and the ECO(3)(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 ECO(3)(TM) provides the same environmental and
cost-saving benefits to residential and commercial customers using one and two
compressor cooling systems.

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

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