RFMA Attendees Learn from Trane to Optimize the Kitchen Environment and Benefit from Energy Services Offerings

  • RFMA Attendees Learn from Trane to Optimize the Kitchen Environment and Benefit from Energy Services Offerings
  • Trane showcasing latest energy services offerings on RFMA exhibit floor

Orlando, Fla. March 6, 2017 – Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will educate restaurant facilities management professionals on how to optimize the demanding kitchen environment and how they can benefit from the latest energy services offerings at the Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) annual conference. The event is scheduled to take place March 5-7 in Orlando.

CNN Money reports that restaurants nationwide are struggling to fill chef and other kitchen positions, while the National Restaurant Association predicts 1.7 million new restaurant jobs by 2026. In this competitive environment, creating a comfortable working environment is more critical than ever.

Greg DuChane, retail-restaurant vertical market leader at Trane, will join other thought leaders to educate attendees on how they can optimize commercial kitchens to help overcome a challenging hiring market for chefs and other kitchen staff. Kitchens are one of the most energy-intense environments in the commercial building segment and present significant challenges when optimizing occupant comfort while balancing energy efficiency.

“Restaurant facilities management teams are facing more pressure than ever to provide a comfortable restaurant environment for patrons, and a productive working environment to attract and retain talented staff,” DuChane said. “Fortunately, the latest high-performance kitchen solutions and connected systems and services offer more options than ever before to help drive restaurants success.”

Attendees will learn what constitutes optimal occupant comfort, how to assess their existing kitchen environment for both occupant comfort and energy use, and improve occupant comfort without giving up on achieving important energy efficiency goals. DuChane’s presentation, “Too Few Cooks – Optimizing the Kitchen Environment” will take place on March 7 at 8 a.m.

At the Trane booth, #1721, attendees will learn about additional options for optimizing commercial kitchen and restaurant environments. The Trane Building Advantage suite of energy services offerings assists retail facility managers with managing and operating efficient and sustainable facilities.

The collection of offerings helps building managers recognize their buildings as assets by providing choices for delivering bottom-line financial results and furthering completion of regulatory requirements. Trane Building Advantage capabilities include: energy management systems and services, building controls and automation, renewable energy and power solutions, energy contracting and energy procurement, and management services.

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About Ingersoll Rand and Trane
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. Trane solutions optimize indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, building and contracting services, parts support and advanced control. For more information, visit www.ingersollrand.com or www.trane.com.

About RFMA 2017
The Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA) conference, held March 5-7 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, is a premier annual event designed for restaurant facility professionals to gather with peers, vendors and other industry shapers in one location. The three-day event provides opportunities for relationship-building, professional education, knowledge sharing and gathering new resources.