Yum! Brands Highlights Progress on Climate and Sustainable Packaging

Louisville, Ky. — Yum! Brands, Inc. has released its annual Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, highlighting the company’s strategic investments in socially responsible growth, risk management and stewardship of its people, food and impact on the planet. This includes addressing

The Home Depot Announces Latest Carbon Emission Reductions

Atlanta — The Home Depot reduced its combined Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by approximately 172,000 metric tons in 2021, equivalent to taking more than 37,000 cars off the road for a year. The company reduced its electricity consumption

Safe & Sustainable

— By Jay Fiske — Optimizing facilities in the “new normal.”   Facilities managers responsible for dozens of restaurant or retail sites have always needed “multiple pairs of eyes” to ensure every location is operating optimally. Now, the need is

Models of Operation

— By Rashida Salahuddin — Why retailers must navigate muddy waters of ESG requirements.   The need for more corporate responsibility has evolved for today’s corporations and the next generation of business leaders in the form of environmental, social and

Power…Full

— By David Sansenbach — Efficient energy management requires high-quality power, not just high-quality equipment.   For businesses in an industry that operates on tight margins, restaurants have incredibly intensive energy demands that continuously increase costs and challenge the bottom

Safe & Sanitized

— By Del Williams —   UVC light inactivates viruses and other airborne pathogens, improving indoor safety in commercial spaces.     With commercial facilities taking precautions against viruses as never before, an effective new tool in their arsenal is

Clean Power

— By David Sansenbach — Protecting power quality is key to restaurant and retail revenue.   One of the most critical elements of running a successful restaurant or retail location is being fully operational whenever you are open to diners

Target Tests First Net Zero Energy Store

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has announced its most sustainable store to date in Vista, Calif. The site will generate more renewable energy than it needs annually to operate and will test multiple innovations to reduce the building’s emissions. The store’s

SMG Launches New Division

Manasquan, N.J. — As demand from the industry grows, SMG Holdings LLC has launched a new energy and sustainability solutions division: SMG Energy Solutions (SMG Energy). Led by Jason Menser, executive vice president of strategic initiatives, the vision is to

Warm Welcome

— By Jeff Hungarter — Videri Chocolate Factory: an LED lighting solution showcases a sweet spot.   When Roxanne Lundy began working at Videri Chocolate Factory in Raleigh, North Carolina, she was fresh out of college and the company was

Moving the Needle

— By Cedar Blazek — Two major businesses effectively meet and exceed energy-efficiency goals despite COVID-19 challenges.   It’s no secret that the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020 brought everything to a screeching halt. Nearly overnight

Active Airflow

— By Del Williams —   How UVC light inactivates viruses and other airborne pathogens, thus improving indoor safety.   With commercial facilities taking precautions against viruses as never before, an effective new tool in their arsenal is a new

Power Trip

— By Rick Orman — Why power surges are the hidden threat to restaurant business operations.   The last decade has seen the rapid adoption of digital equipment in quick-service and full-service restaurants. It’s not uncommon to see mobile devices,

COVID-19 and HVAC

— By Clive Samuels — Creating safer and healthier indoor air quality.   The spotlight is on indoor air quality as COVID-19 continues to change the way we look at the world. While there is more to learn about SARS-CoV-2,

Fresh Air Solutions

— By Steve Peldiak — Communal air solutions in retail and restaurant locations.   Sanitation conversations around indoor air quality (IAQ) at restaurants and retail locations will be critical to their longevity and bottom lines. 2021 has seen the arrival

Better For Your Bottom Line

— By Tom Szafranski — Managing energy efficiency in a commercial kitchen.   Energy efficiency can often be an overlooked component of commercial foodservice equipment; in reality, an energy-efficient unit is not only better for the environment, but better for

Curtains Rise

— By Phil Thomas — Air curtains with COVID-19 disinfection: How to present stores and restaurants that customers are confident to enter during a pandemic.   Confidence is one game-changing factor restaurants and retailers must restore to regain patrons and

Ready for a Restart?

— By David Ramirez and John Prall —   Have you disconnected your refrigeration equipment during quarantine? Check the measures to protect your equipment when turning it back on.   During these times of coronavirus pandemic, quarantine and lockdown procedures,

Shifting Priorities

— By Elizabeth Orlieb — HVAC systems are no longer an afterthought post COVID-19 lockdown.   Discussions on HVAC systems and maintenance best practices have become prominent amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With this development comes the recognition that HVAC in

Sevan Refreshes 21,000th Retail Space

Downers Grove, Ill. — Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc., a global leader in innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics, has reached a major milestone and completed refreshing its 21,000th retail space. For 9 years, Sevan has provided solutions

Delta Controls: Signature Vendor Spotlight

— Interview with John Mitro —   R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? John Mitro: Delta Controls is headquartered near Vancouver, British Columbia, in Canada, and has representation in every major market

Be the Change

— By Jamie Johnson — Seven energy-saving changes businesses can make to save on energy costs.   Operating a business has various costs, some we have control over and some that we don’t. In my business, I love the costs

Building as a Battery

— By Keith Gipson — Using a building’s thermal mass for efficient energy management.   Efficient energy usage has been, and continues to be, one of the hottest topics in the building management industry. Each year, businesses spend tens of