Franke's VariVent Awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2016 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award

[fa icon="calendar"] Aug 1, 2016 4:58:27 PM / by Franke

VariVent, Franke's variable speed kitchen ventilation control system, has been awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2016 ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award. As a recipient of the 2016 ENERGY STAR Award, VariVent is recognized as a promising technology that has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to high standards set by the EPA.

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Why Every Foodservice Operator Should Check the Roof for Savings

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 25, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Franke

Foodservice equipment is often thought of as just being in the kitchen or front of the house. In reality, though, in order to see maximum efficiency and potential savings, every foodservice operator should also consider the roof.

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List of Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation Rebates

[fa icon="calendar"] Feb 22, 2016 8:43:00 PM / by Franke

As energy conservation efforts intensify across the country and the foodservice industry, foodservice operators should consider the rebate options available for energy-saving foodservice equipment. These can vary widely from utility company to utility company, and the United States Department of Energy recommends contacting your local provider to learn what rebates are available.

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Q&A with Mark Allegra, Franke's Director of Engineering

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 29, 2015 9:35:42 PM / by Franke

* The following Q&A originally appeared in Restaurant Development + Design's November/December 2015 edition.

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What Schools Need to Know About the USDA Foodservice Equipment Grants

[fa icon="calendar"] Oct 13, 2015 1:12:44 PM / by Franke


Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced new grant monies to help school nutrition programs improve foodservice delivery. Of the $30 million that will be awarded over the next two years, $25 million is dedicated to new foodservice equipment purchases that will make preparing and serving healthier meals easier and more efficient. 

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Introduction to Variable Ventilation

[fa icon="calendar"] Mar 31, 2015 4:35:00 PM / by Franke

What if you had an extra employee completely dedicated to the effective ventilation of your commercial kitchen? What would his or her job description be? What kind of results could you expect?

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