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Top 5 Energy Saving Myths for Restaurants

By Michael Moriarity on Aug 11, 2017 11:33:37 AM

Restaurateurs and franchisees will most often think of energy-efficient lightbulbs and appliances to conserve energy and save on energy costs. While LED lighting and ENERGY STAR® appliances are fantastic, they may not offer the biggest bang for your bucks. The payback on many of these items is often well over five years.

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What's Weather Got to Do With Your Restaurant's Operational Costs?

By Michael Moriarity on Jul 4, 2017 12:21:17 PM

You should love the temperature, lighting and air quality controls in your restaurant. Your building management system (BMS) should be proactive or at least responsive to changing weather conditions. But is it? Do you love it?

Tina Turner sings that "Love is but a sweet old fashioned notion. What's love got to do with it? Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken?"

If your BMS and your employees are your heart, and "weather" stands in for "love," we assure you that weather has a heck of a lot to do with your restaurant's operational costs. The best BMS will set its tune to the weather, and you should be able to love it!

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What Do You Find in a Smart Restaurant?

By Michael Moriarity on Jun 22, 2017 12:03:41 PM

There is more than energy savings in smart building controls or building automation. Smart buildings provide proactive solutions, as opposed to reactive energy management systems. Smart restaurant solutions can significantly improve guest comfort, air quality, productivity, employee turnover and profitability.

We're talking about the many additional benefits and back-of-house productivity gains that are enabled through the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing.

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The ROI of Relamping Your Restaurants

By Michael Moriarity on Jun 19, 2017 4:16:51 PM

 

Relamping or an LED lighting retrofit of your restaurant or commercial building is a useful way to reduce overall energy consumption. It's likely that there are lighting efficiency rebates available through your utility, but the project financing will still require scrutiny.

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2016: A Year in Review

By Kristen Johnson on Dec 20, 2016 11:55:56 AM

From media tours and press coverage to tradeshows and awards, 2016 has been one incredible year! Sales are up 500%, our driven team has grown by 16 people globally and we are as determined as ever to trailblaze building automation with our energy saving solution! As part of the United Nations Environment Program- Sustainable Buildings Climate Initiative, we are here to improve comfort, while reducing our carbon footprint.

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