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4 Ways to Save Energy This Summer

Posted by RDT on Jun 5, 2017 11:45:15 AM

 

The hot summer months bring rising waves, rising temperatures, and rising energy bills. Keeping your restaurant, school, hospital, or cafeteria costs down is imperative throughout the year. However, without an energy-efficient game plan for the summer, the sun won’t be the only thing making you sweat these next few months.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Cool

Why Redundancy for Commercial Refrigeration Is Important

Posted by RDT on May 10, 2017 9:20:39 PM

  

Let's say you operate a large hospital in Nevada. Maybe you're a facility manager or a food and beverage director who's responsible for the operation and upkeep of all the heavy foodservice equipment on campus. Now let's say it's the middle of summer. It's 105 degrees in the shade, and your walk-in freezer is about to crash. Are you ready to hear why redundancy is important for commercial refrigeration?

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Topics: bacteria, refrigeration, sustainability, Foodservice Director, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, hospitals, Eco-Cool, Facility Manager, Digital Scroll Compressor

Three Ways to Make Your Foodservice Operation More Sustainable

Posted by RDT on May 5, 2017 4:02:19 PM

 

Sustainability is a growing trend in every market in the U.S. The foodservice industry is not an exception. Not only is it better for the environment, but being sustainable can positively impact your bottom line.

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, food waste, Eco-Cool, Rebates, Regulations, Ingredients

What Is On-Demand Defrost for Commercial Kitchens?

Posted by RDT on Apr 24, 2017 4:58:54 PM

 

Here at RDT, on-demand defrost is made possible through our Eco-Smart solution, but not everyone is familiar with on-demand defrost for commercial kitchens. So let's take a closer look at what that means and why it can impact the bottom line for restaurants and foodservice operations.

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Topics: freezer, remote refrigeration, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, Eco-Smart

What You Can Learn from a UL Study on Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Apr 11, 2017 5:47:08 PM

 

Through inspections, advisory services, education and training, testing, auditing and analytics, certification software solutions, and marketing claim verification, UL is a standard-bearer when it comes to lending credibility to billions of products world wide.

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Topics: refrigeration, UL, Eco-Cool, Energy Study

3 Reasons Why Your School Must Be More Energy Efficient

Posted by RDT on Apr 4, 2017 9:24:32 AM

 

With rising student populations and tighter budgets, schools are tasked with finding ways to save money while improving the well-being of students. One way for school administrators to improve on the economic, educational, and environmental aspects of their school is through energy efficiency. It’s never been more important to be energy-efficient than it is right now. And where better to teach how to save energy than in schools?

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, energy efficiency, school

What Is LEED Certification and Why Is It Beneficial?

Posted by RDT on Mar 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

 

Just like there's a movement in food toward sustainably grown or raised ingredients, there's a movement in foodservice design and construction to achieve those goals, as well.

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Topics: refrigeration, healthcare, sustainability, USDA, LEED, USGBC

A Brief History of Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Mar 8, 2017 10:31:10 AM

 

Bacteria exists everywhere in nature. From the soil to our food, wherever bacteria has the right nutrients, moisture, and temperature levels, it tends to grow quickly. When this growth hits a critical mass, bacteria can cause illness. Of all the things known to man, keeping foods cold has been a top way to slow this bacteria growth.

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Topics: bacteria, food safety, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, USDA

HACCP 101: A Brief Look at Health Codes and Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Feb 27, 2017 2:45:19 PM

In terms of foodservice, the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program put in place by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is wide reaching. From fisheries to farms and eventually to tables, there are rules and regulations in place to help ensure consumer safety. But what are these rules? How can you increase compliance? And how does HACCP relate to commercial refrigeration?

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Topics: bacteria, food safety, freezer, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone, USDA, sanitation, hospitals, NASA, US Army, Pillsbury, FDA, HACCP

Three Reasons Your Foodservice Operation Should Use Remote Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Feb 21, 2017 2:37:17 PM

 

Commercial kitchen refrigeration can require a lot of attention in order to keep things running smoothly. But aside from ease-of-use, there are many benefits to remote refrigeration. Here are three important reasons why your foodservice operation should consider remote refrigeration.

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Topics: remote refrigeration, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, sanitation, noise reduction, energy efficiency

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