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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, convenience stores, Eco-Cool, redundancy

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, hospitals, HVAC, Lighting, Energy Study, energy efficiency

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, Walk-Ins, Eco-Cool, energy efficiency, 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, commercial refrigeration, school, Retrofitting, energy efficiency, Foodservice Director

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

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

A Quick Look at Retrofitting a Commercial Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Jul 13, 2017 2:53:24 PM

 

Because commercial refrigeration is one of the biggest drains on energy consumption in foodservice, it goes without saying commercial refrigeration can also become an operation's biggest savings opportunity. But how, and what about new properties versus existing ones?

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Smart, Retrofitting, Chain Restaurants, school, Walk-Ins, food waste, HACCP, remote refrigeration

How Eco-Smart Can Make Your Commercial Kitchen More Efficient

Posted by RDT on Jun 19, 2017 12:01:58 PM

 

Commercial foodservice equipment needs to do more than just keep food items cool, it needs to be efficient and up to today’s technological standards. These days, you can pretty much control your entire life in the palm of your hand. The Eco-Smart controller by RDT allows you to monitor and control your commercial kitchen refrigeration systems from the convenience of your tablet, smart phone, or computer, too.

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

Why Frost In Your Walk-In Freezer Is Bad

Posted by RDT on Jun 12, 2017 5:09:34 PM

 

One way of thinking is to see the frost in your commercial walk-in freezer as a good thing. It's cold. It's icy. Therefore, it must be holding ingredients at the right temperature. In reality, though, frost in your walk-in freezer is bad.

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

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