Evaporator Fan Retrofits Do More Than Save Energy

By Jonathan Tan, VP Energy Services The AMS Group, Hillphoenix Electronically commutated (EC) motors have been an alternative to induction (shaded pole and permanent split capacitor) motors in evaporator fans for the past decade. Although EC motors can reduce…

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Category: Design Center, AMS Group

Don’t Overthink Merchandising Behind Refrigerator Doors

Does merchandising behind closed doors stress you out? Margie Proctor, Hillphoenix marketing & design specialist, offers some tips for merchandising glass-front cases.  

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Category: Clarity, Merchandising, Design Center, AMS Group

Make Utility Rebates Part of Your Energy Improvement Efforts

By Jonathan Tan, VP Energy Services The AMS Group, Hillphoenix In the commercial building space, grocery stores rank #1 for energy intensity, using more energy per square foot than even health care facilities. As consumer demand for more fresh…

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Category: Refrigeration Systems, AMS Group

New LEDs will have you seeing red in all the right ways

Clarity LED Lighting

By Jonathan Tan, VP Energy Services The AMS Group, Hillphoenix Over the past decade or so, grocers have been reaping merchandising benefits of LED lighting in freezer cases. Despite initial limitations in LED color quality and total light output,…

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Category: Design Center, AMS Group

Close The Case: Built for selling food, not just saving energy

Hillphoenix Clarity Meat Case

By Jonathan Tan, VP Energy Services The AMS Group, Hillphoenix We’ve all heard it: Doors on refrigerated cases are good for energy but not so much for business. Yet we know shoppers perceive food in closed cases as colder,…

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Category: Merchandising, AMS Group