Food & Beverage

Arby’s Reports on Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives

Carl Weinschenk

Arby’s restaurants has released the first report highlighting progress in its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.


Cooltech Introduces Magnetic Cooling System

Carl Weinschenk

Cooltech has introduced its first commercial magnetic cooling system.


Energy Efficiency is Gaining a Seat at the Corporate Table

Carl Weinschenk

The benefits of energy efficiency – and the software that increases effectiveness of such efforts — are obvious. That’s why it seems strange that getting organizations to adopt even simple measures is a struggle.


Behind the Meter Podcast: Greater Refrigerator Efficiency is a Cool Idea

Carl Weinschenk

Owners and managers of facilities that rely on refrigeration — such as supermarkets and convenience stores — must sigh every time they see a case door open and a customer pause for what probably seems like hours choosing their drink or ice cream flavor. The cold air that is rushing out, after all, is wasted   …Continue Reading


Longo Brothers Buy EnerNOC Software

Carl Weinschenk

Canadian food retailer Longo Brothers Fruit Markets has purchased EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software.


Restaurant Supply Company Bakes Energy Efficiency into New Facility

Carl Weinschenk

Jameel Burkett, the President and CEO of Burkett Restaurant Equipment & Supplies, had a lot on his plate – no pun intended – when the company decided to move from its existing structure in Toledo to a new location in Perrysville, OH. The deal for the new building, which is about seven miles away, was finalized   …Continue Reading


Bringing Energy Management Systems to Small Buildings

Carl Weinschenk

Sophisticated energy management systems enable organizations to track, control and reduce their energy use and spending. These platforms also help companies run smoothly by spotting problems earlier and form the foundation for value-added services that further push efficiencies. There is a problem, though: These services generally are expensive and complex. They require special know-how to   …Continue Reading


Whole Foods Going Solar

Carl Weinschenk

Whole Food Markets announced last week that it will work with NRG Energy and SolarCity to install solar panels on its facilities nationwide. The story on the announcement at The Motley Fool says that there are almost 200 locations and that the installations will make Whole Foods one of the top 25 commercial users of solar   …Continue Reading


Everything is Cool: Refrigeration Sector Reduces Energy Use

Carl Weinschenk

  It’s not surprising that refrigeration, a huge user of energy, is front and center in an era in which efficiency is the name of the game. “Energy consumption, and thus the lack of efficiency in central refrigeration systems, is increasingly becoming a focus for policy-making bodies, both in industry and at the state regulatory   …Continue Reading


Dot Foods Wins Energy Savings Award in Idaho

Carl Weinschenk

The Dot Foods’ Burley distribution center has won the Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources award for implementing energy efficiency, according to MagicValley.com. The story says that the company reduced energy consumption at the facility by 9 percent between 2013 and 2014. This was done by replacing 139 metal halide light fixtures with LEDs in   …Continue Reading