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What is Heat Reclaim and How Can It Save You Money

Posted by RDT on Mar 5, 2019 2:37:13 PM

When it comes to finding energy savings in a foodservice operation, a number of opportunities present themselves. From lighting and ventilation to HVAC and food preparation, restaurant utility costs can be a source of frustration for operators, while at the same time, a source of savings.

A refrigeration system that uses heat reclaim is one way for operators to cut costs using the heat they already have.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, heat reclaim

How Copper Piping Can Impact Your Commercial Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Feb 27, 2019 3:17:14 PM

Copper is a plumber’s best friend and an invaluable material in piping systems for commercial refrigeration.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, piping

Green Restaurant Trends to Look for in 2019

Posted by RDT on Feb 21, 2019 11:27:14 PM

 

The Green Restaurant Association is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to creating green, sustainable practices in the restaurant industry. In addition to detailing ways operators can green their restaurants, the Green Restaurant Association also provides a breadth of knowledge on sustainable foodservice practices.

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency

The Benefits of Upgrading Your Refrigeration Systems

Posted by RDT on Feb 5, 2019 12:52:34 PM

 

When it's time to upgrade your commercial refrigeration, there's an enormous opportunity to save money no matter what type of foodservice operation you run. 

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Topics: healthcare, energy efficiency, hospitals, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor, redundancy

The Importance of Efficient Refrigeration in Stadiums and Arenas

Posted by RDT on Feb 1, 2019 4:04:19 PM

Grabbing something to eat at sports arenas and stadiums used to be a quick and, hopefully, not too messy affair. Fine dining was not part of the experience of watching a live baseball or hockey game. Times have changed, though. Sporting venues are becoming part of larger entertainment districts that offer attractions every day of the week.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, stadiums

Ways Restaurants Can Save Energy in Winter

Posted by RDT on Jan 11, 2019 4:15:28 PM

 

In terms of commercial refrigeration in restaurants, hotels, and other foodservice operations, we often think of the summer months as being the prime time for energy savings. It makes sense because it requires more effort (a.k.a. energy) to keep things cold in the dead of summer, but that doesn't mean summer is the only opportunity for reducing energy consumption.

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Topics: freezer, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HVAC, Lighting

The Five Types of Refrigeration Redundancy

Posted by RDT on Dec 30, 2018 1:45:00 PM

In foodservice, peace of mind is rare. Each day brings a unique challenge. For foodservice operators relying on a wide range of equipment, there’s always a thought in the back of their minds that today is the day something stops working. When a refrigeration system goes down, it can send ripples throughout the operation. That’s not the case when redundancy is built into a refrigeration system.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, school, Eco-Cool, redundancy

How Menu Design and Planning Can Reduce Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Dec 20, 2018 5:24:53 PM

 

When it comes to food waste, there are three main areas of focus according to the ReFED Restaurant Food Waste Action Guide. Those three areas are food waste prevention, food waste recovery, and recycling. 

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste

Five Food Waste Initiatives That Can Increase Profit Potential

Posted by RDT on Dec 17, 2018 1:03:58 PM

When it comes to food waste, there are many reasons why foodservice operations across North America look to reduce it. In fact, over the last few years, it's been one of the hottest initiatives in the industry.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

What Is Workplace Hospitality and Why You Should Care

Posted by RDT on Nov 29, 2018 9:34:50 PM

 

Over the course of our lives, the average American will spend roughly 90,000 hours at work. Put another way, we will spend nearly a third of our entire lives on the job. When you combine this with other facts like 80 percent of Americans are dissatisfied with their employment and a quarter of us say work is our number one stressor, making the workplace as comfortable as possible can be critical to a company's success.

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Topics: refrigeration, corporate cafeteria, corporate foodservice, B&I Dining