Smartcool Systems Inc. Obtains Critical Australian Green Star Certification

VANCOUVER, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX.V:SSC) is pleased to announce its Australian distributor, Smartcool Systems Australia Pty Ltd., was awarded a vitally-important certification for the Smartcool products from an internationally-recognized research facility that covers the South West Pacific area called Australasia.

The certification from Ecospecifier gives the Australian distributor a much sought after seal of approval from a highly respected independent organization in its sales drive to the area which is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and neighbouring island nations. In total, 32 million people live in Australasia.

"We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this independent verification of Smartcool's advanced technologies" said George Burnes, CEO of Smartcool Systems Inc., "This clearly validates our product's ability to reduce both overall energy consumption, as well as demand during peak hours. Our products also allows customers to claim increased levels of green building rating tool credits".

Ecospecifier, with its associated database of select products, are the preferred verification and product selection company within the Australasia region and is utilized by leading consultants, engineers, architects, developers and facility managers throughout Australasia. Many associate the program as the southern hemisphere equivalent of the certification required by the US Green Building Council's LEED program.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, aimed at improving performance in energy savings, water efficiency, CO(2) emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

Chris Rogerson, CEO of Smartcool Systems Australia, highlighted the significance of this achievement by stating that, "Having a highly regarded industry group such as Ecospecifier issue this certification serves to confirm the effectiveness of Smartcool's technology and is a significant milestone for the Smartcool brand".

Rogerson added that this industry-recognized certification, which covers Smartcool for both the Green Star(TM), as well as the NABERS(TM) programs, will greatly assist Smartcool in enhancing its brand recognition within the Australian marketplace, as well as with the many projects currently being undertaken around the globe.

About Ecospecifier:

Ecospecifier is an organization that independently assesses and presents information on sustainable and healthy materials, products, technologies, training and published materials relevant to city design, infrastructure and landscaping, building design, construction and interior fit-out.

Its role as a trusted and recognized evaluator is to:

    1.  Provide a third-party, independent and unbiased assessment of
        information provided by manufacturers and other sources.
    2.  Assess products using known Australian and International Standards,
        independent test data, third party research and expert opinion.
    3.  Determine if products are eco and health preferable based on the
        premise that:
        -  they exhibit one or more eco or health preferable characteristic,
           compared to other products in their category, or
        -  they are a member of a product category that is in itself an eco
           or health preferred category; as well as
        -  confirm that they do not contain 'significant' ecological or
           health damaging content.
    4.  To ensure that products meet Ecospecifier's assessment methodology.

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About Smartcool Systems Inc.

Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSXV: 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 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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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; Sales: Cameron Hunter, (604) 669-1388 or; Sales Australia: Chris Rogerson, +61 7 3286 2444 or

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