Arby’s restaurants has released the first report highlighting progress in its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
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.
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
Canadian food retailer Longo Brothers Fruit Markets has purchased EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software.
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
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 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
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
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