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The Top Three School Foodservice Refrigeration Challenges

Posted by RDT on Sep 14, 2018 5:26:05 PM

 

How can we get more students to eat healthier lunches at a lower cost?

In a nutshell, that's the main challenge every school nutrition director faces every fall when school resumes. When you dissect this question, though, it breaks down into three main points: student participation, higher nutritional value and cost. They are all interconnected.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, food safety, food storage, Regulations, school, redundancy

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, Model ZS, Eco-Smart, school, energy efficiency

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

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

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, school, sustainability, energy efficiency