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An Update on Zero Waste in the Food Service Industry

Posted by RDT on Feb 28, 2020 1:14:58 PM

 

We all want zero waste, especially in restaurants and other forms of foodservice operations. As a result, many restaurants, cafeterias, and food trucks are working towards sustainability to reduce waste and cost. There are several steps that can help control food waste and even improve the menus, and we're going to walk through a few of them now.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency

How Retrofitting Evaporator Coils Can Reduce Energy Consumption

Posted by RDT on Feb 21, 2020 11:54:29 AM

 

In 2020, there is the reoccurring question of "How can we put a stop to climate change and become more sustainable within foodservice operations, convenience store services, and other business organizations?" Our daily operation strategies are changing to enable a healthier lifestyle, take better care of the planet, and reduce our economic impact, while also remaining profitable and successful.

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency

Consistent Refrigerated Temperatures Required for These 10 Foods

Posted by RDT on Feb 10, 2020 2:28:00 PM

Navigating the world of proper food refrigeration can sometimes be confusing. Here at RDT, we want to simplify it for you. We've previously detailed how you should properly store ice cream, and now we'd like to discuss ten foods that require consistent temperatures in refrigerators. 

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, maintenance

The Keys to Storing Ice Cream

Posted by RDT on Jan 29, 2020 1:57:32 PM

Americans love their ice cream. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American eats more than 23 pounds per year. With the increasing availability of non dairy ice cream, the treat is now an option for even more people.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, maintenance

5 Ways to Keep Cold Air Inside Your Walk-Ins

Posted by RDT on Dec 11, 2019 1:30:40 PM

If you're in the foodservice industry, you know your utility bill is one of your largest expenses. And of those energy eaters, your walk-in freezer and refrigerator can be some of the largest draws of your electricity.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, maintenance

A Review of the 2020 Department of Energy Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Nov 22, 2019 11:54:36 AM

January 1, 2020 and July 10, 2020 are the deadlines for manufacturers of commercial refrigeration to show that they are in compliance with the latest energy-efficiency standards as set by the Department of Energy in 2017.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Energy Study, Regulations

An Update on California’s Hydrofluorocarbon Reduction Efforts

Posted by RDT on Sep 27, 2019 4:16:03 PM

 

The world is caught up in the changes and causes concerning climate change. Closer to home, the state of California seems to be at the forefront of implementing environmental protection efforts to help mitigate some of these negative changes. One notable action is their effort to reduce the levels of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) released into our atmosphere.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Regulations

A Quick Look at the State of K-12 School Foodservice

Posted by RDT on Sep 10, 2019 12:26:18 AM

School cafeterias aren't what they used to be. These days, there's a major push to bring nutritious food to every child in America's K-12 school systems, but with these efforts, there is the daunting task of keeping costs to a minimum and serving food that kids will eat -- all at the same time.

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Topics: energy efficiency, school, Energy Study

The Chill Team Can Help Streamline Your Foodservice Project

Posted by RDT on Aug 21, 2019 5:04:49 PM

Foodservice projects often begin with consultants providing drawings as part of the design and specification process. On many occasions, these projects also require Revit capabilities. Next, dealers need a quote. Then, once projects are awarded, the dealers need submittal drawings. The entire process is often nuanced and requires copious amounts of attention. That's why RDT has created a team of professionals who, individually, can help with every step in this process.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Energy Study

5 Ways to Save with Your Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Aug 15, 2019 7:13:51 PM

 

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency

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