Posted By Heather Webb, RFMA,
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
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Facilitator: Seeing through
of us are familiar with the negative impact fats, oils and grease — FOG —
can have on wastewater collection and treatment systems. Although some
businesses use a safety-compliant program, they are not properly
disposing of FOG.
Odor remediation: A breath of fresh air
Facility Management Journal
managers today are required to focus on many things that contribute to
the bottom line. This includes not only reducing facility costs, but also
improving the image of the facilities they manage. Enter any building and
you will immediately experience auditory, visual and olfactory
sensations. While most buildings are now tobacco free, there is a plethora
of other opportunities for malodorous issues to arise, including smells
from food courts, stale air, sewage or even exhaust or gasoline odors
from attached parking garages. Odor remediation technology allows
occupants to breathe easily.
The HVAC factor: Keeping cool, safely
Today's Facility Manager
may seem like a lot of hot air, but incorporating air movement into a
facility provides numerous benefits that can easily be overlooked. The
Center for the Built Environment at the University of California,
Berkeley, has found temperature and air quality to affect productivity
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If you have water that is being heated for cooking
or beverages then you have scale forming in that equipment. Scale
negatively impacts taste of foods and beverages in addition to the
maintenance nightmare caused in equipment.
Want a solution that saves money? Contact Mavea.
More kiosks, fewer cashiers a winning strategy for
airports and convenience stores slowly train consumers to check in, or
out, on their own, Panera's rolling out a new store design where
customers order on their phones or at kiosks. Rather than customers stand
around and wait for their order in front of the counter, a server brings
their order to them, sans gratuity.
The 10 commandments of employee onboarding
It's important for businesses
remain focused, dedicated and committed to hiring the best and giving
them an outstanding onboarding process that builds lasting relationships.
If you follow these commandments, your organization will become just that
— the best.
New energy efficiency standards will lead to big
Department of Energy has now issued the final efficiency standards for
walk-in coolers and freezers and electric motors. President Barack Obama
touted the new standards from a Wal-Mart store in California Friday.
Improved energy standards for refrigeration
your old refrigerators and freezers be a source of energy waste? Because
perishable products must be kept cold constantly, commercial
refrigeration equipment runs on a continuous basis. This leaves FMs with
few choices to improve the performance of their existing units.
your business has multiple locations, coordinating all of them is a
massive job. You need one source to get everything functioning as a
unified whole and to keep it that way. Source One is that one source.
The new Endura XL models received a great response
at RFMA 2014. If you didn’t get a chance to see Endura XL, take a
moment to visit EnduraXL.com
& see why your business needs this upcoming addition.
Pruning landscaping costs
Restaurant Business Online
laws of real estate and curb appeal tell us that given the choice of two
different exteriors, one with a gray expanse of concrete outside and the
other decorated with lush greenery and blooming flowers, people will be
drawn to the more welcoming view. The same follows for consumers looking
for a place to dine.
How to have a clean office and save money by using
managers and business owners want their buildings to have clean floors,
streak-free windows and sanitized restroom fixtures. At the same time,
property managers want to protect the earth from harmful chemicals that
damage the air, water and soil. Fortunately, most cleaning companies are
now offering environmentally friendly options.
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With Burger King set to sell burgers for breakfast,
who rules fast food?
The Wall Street Journal
adding burgers to its breakfast menu at 5,000 locations, Burger King
takes yet another swing against rival and leader in the fast food
Creating a global dining kingdom
China Daily USA
is Philip Chiang and P.F. Chang's. The former helped start the latter,
which has become one of the biggest Chinese restaurant chains in the
Commercial refrigeration market to top $10.7 billion
PRWeb via Consumer Electronics Net
demand for commercial refrigeration equipment is expected to increase 3
percent per year through 2018, to reach $10.7 billion. Environmental
mandates are a key driver of that growth, according to an
RnR Market Research report.
What's the best way to prepare buildings for
Internet of things?
recently released findings from an online survey showing that a majority
of planners intend to integrate lighting, HVAC and security systems into
a common platform. This was hardly a surprising finding. Nor was the
statement that almost half of building automation projects today involve
legacy systems running multiple protocols from different vendors.
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