Free & Fair Air

— By Ramez Naguib, P.E. — Effect of air filter rating on energy consumption in restaurants during COVID-19.   This we know: COVID-19 is primarily transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets, which are then released when someone with

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,

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Partners With Fellowes Air Purifiers

Itasca, Ill. — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a dine-in cinema with movies, beer, food and events, has partnered with Fellowes and its air purifiers with patented technology. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alamo asked Fellowes to assess its facilities in

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

New Air Purification Company, Boston Air Solutions, is Formed

Boston — The founder of EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives® and its EvaClean® system, RJ Valentine, is now launching a new company: Boston Air Solutions (BAS). Valentine recognized the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) improvement, particularly as a strategic weapon against

Let There Be Light

— By Mark Timmons — The 101 on UV-C lighting.   Fall and winter present a new challenge in restaurant and facility management with the continuing COVID-19 pandemic impacting businesses around the world and now it’s flu season. Taking a

Cost & Effect

— By Richard Boothman — Increasing winter heating efficiency.   Restaurants, retail outlets and shopping centers face plenty of efficiency challenges with heating during the winter. There are, however, easy tweaks, procedures at startup and specialized equipment that can save

Winter Is Coming

— By Julie Fields — With cooler temperatures on the horizon, restaurants will be forced to find indoor dining solutions.   Restaurants have been through the wringer since the Coronavirus pandemic reached the United States earlier this year. We have

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

Clean Air Action

— By Doug Engel — Protecting guests from COVID-19 in restaurants and retail stores without breaking the bank.   Restaurants and retail stores have been hit hard by plummeting business and consumers shifting to buy goods online. Ensuring safe physical

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

What’s Inside Is What Counts

— By Jerry Dill —   When it comes to choosing HVAC air distribution products, there is more than meets the eye.   How often have you heard the saying “You can’t judge a book by its cover?” Plenty, I’m

MaintenX Urges Facility Managers to Plan for Summer Challenges

Tampa, Fla. — 2020 has been difficult for facility managers (FMs), especially those in small businesses. Challenges surrounding cash flow, remote work and personal safety are understandably top of mind. In addition to all these COVID-19 related challenges, hurricanes and

Motili Appoints New CEO

Denver — Motili, a leading real estate technology solutions company, has appointed Karl Pomeroy as its new chief executive officer. He brings more than 30 years in HVAC sales and management to the helm at Motili. Previously, Pomeroy held the

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

Saint-Gobain Helps SCHEELS Avoid $487k in Annual Energy Costs

Minneapolis — Saint-Gobain’s SageGlass, manufacturer of the world’s smartest dynamic glass, has completed an energy study done in partnership with SCHEELS, a sporting goods and entertainment chain with 27 stores in 12 states. The study compared electricity usage at two

Total Comfort Group: Signature Vendor Spotlight

R&R: Where are you based and how long has the company been in business? Frank Bacchetta: We are based out of Eatontown New Jersey; Total Comfort Group has been in business since 2008. R&R: What is your title and how

Twists & Turns

After years of complicated phaseouts and alternatives, today is a turning point for your heating and cooling equipment.