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Going Green in Foodservice with Renewable Energy

Posted by RDT on May 18, 2018 8:17:39 AM

When it comes to going green, can it also save you "green"?

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Cool

Four Questions You Should Ask About Your Convenience Store Roof

Posted by RDT on Apr 25, 2018 1:22:17 PM

 

Have you ever been on the roof of a convenience store? We have, and if you don't keep things in proper condition and working order, it can cost your c-store thousands of dollars annually.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Eco-Cool, redundancy, convenience stores, HVAC

Cost-Saving Refrigeration Solutions for New and Existing Schools

Posted by RDT on Apr 18, 2018 4:13:47 PM

Planning for the 2018-19 school year can be a stressful time for school administrators. From textbook orders to school nutrition upgrades, it’s important to invest in long-term solutions that benefit both students and staff alike. For administrators opening a new school or building, it can seem even more daunting to fulfill all the equipment needs, from the classroom to the cafeteria.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, school, Eco-Smart, Model ZS

Exploring the Ties Between Refrigeration and Beverages

Posted by RDT on Mar 27, 2018 7:23:53 PM

 

"Cold" and "beverage" are linked together. There's just no way around it. But to understand how these two ideas are so closely tied together, you have to look back through history to see the ties between refrigeration and beverages, and much of it is centered on breweries.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency

What to Consider When Selecting Convenience Store Refrigeration Equipment

Posted by RDT on Feb 20, 2018 4:44:50 PM

 

Consumers are seeking convenience, and the proof is in the numbers. According to the 2018 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count, there were over 400 new convenience stores added in the United States in 2017. A big reason for that growth, and the increased traffic in existing c-stores around the country, is foodservice.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Eco-Cool, redundancy, convenience stores

Three Ways Hospitals Can Save Energy

Posted by RDT on Feb 19, 2018 4:46:33 PM

 

Hospitals are one of the largest consumers of energy of any type of commercial building. When you consider this fact in conjunction with rising costs and shrinking reimbursements, the ability to reduce energy consumption is an important way for hospitals and healthcare facilities to realize financial savings.

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Topics: healthcare, energy efficiency, hospitals, Energy Study, HVAC, Lighting

Three Tips to Spend Less on Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Nov 1, 2017 4:22:24 PM

 

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor

Do Your Homework Before Choosing School Foodservice Equipment

Posted by RDT on Sep 6, 2017 3:24:24 PM

The new school year is a time for fresh beginnings. For students, that means new school clothes, a new backpack, and a shiny new lunchbox. For school directors, that often means selecting new school foodservice equipment for the cafeteria. While it may not cause the same stress as a 3rd grader deciding what superhero shirt to wear on the first day, choosing foodservice equipment is a taxing experience for administrators. Especially for those who don’t have the information to make an educated decision.

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Topics: refrigeration, Foodservice Director, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, school, Retrofitting

How to Eliminate Frost in Your Walk-In with Eco-Smart

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2017 5:08:51 PM

 

Many people look at frost in a walk-in as a good thing. It means it’s properly cooling, right? Wrong. Frost in a walk-in can have detrimental effects on your commercial kitchen. 

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, Ingredients

The Space-Saving Solution Every Restaurant Needs

Posted by RDT on Aug 14, 2017 12:14:08 PM

 

In the restaurant industry, every inch of space is valuable. Each piece of foodservice equipment, like refrigeration systems, is a piece of a puzzle that must fit together in the space provided. And restaurant operators, especially of smaller restaurants, face a big challenge when it comes to their refrigeration rack systems: the footprint.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Eco-Cool, Digital Scroll Compressor