CHICAGO — KE2 Therm Solutions announced that it has won a Kitchen Innovation Award, presented at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, for its KE2 Evaporator Efficiency (KE2 Evap) controller for walk-in coolers and freezers. The product was selected for the award for its energy efficiency characteristic, unique communication capability, and ability to be used for new installations or retrofit of existing refrigeration equipment.

“This year’s Kitchen Innovations Awards recipients address today’s leading commercial kitchen equipment challenges with advancements in energy efficiency and sustainability, online tools for tracking and monitoring, intelligent controls, as well as versatility to conform to diverse restaurant layouts,” said Jeffery W. Davis, convention chair for the show and CEO of the United States Beef Corp. “These innovations will have a substantial impact on the efficiency and success of restaurant kitchens, as well as the profitability of the restaurant itself.” Jeff Kavanagh, VP of Sales and Marketing for KE2 Therm commented on the achievement, “Winning an award for the KE2 Evaporator Efficiency and having the additional exposure was tremendous, and further validates the uniqueness of the KE2 Evap.”

In addition to the in-depth application and support documentation that applicants provide, requirements for consideration for the award include feedback from two operators who have used the innovation, the product must be commercially available, and it must have appropriate regulatory approvals.

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Publication date: 7/1/2013

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