The Boiler Room Blog

Advice on commercial water heater selection, maintenance and safety issues for businesses that rely on a steady supply of hot water.

year-round outdoor dining

The Benefits of Year-Round Outdoor Dining

While eating outside during the summer is the best time, it’s not the only time.

Eating outdoors is one of the simple pleasures of the restaurant experience. When the weather is good, the food tastes better, the drinks seem stronger and the experience can’t be found anywhere else. In places like the Midwest, setting up an outdoor dining areas might seem foolish for a space that can only be enjoyed a few months out of the year. The truth is an outdoor space can be enjoyed without the permission of Mother Nature for those restaurants willing to put in a little extra effort beyond the slow and easy days of summer.

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holistic healthcare

Integrating Holistic Healthcare Into Your Facility

Holistic healthcare practices look after the physical, social and psychological needs of your patients, which goes a long way toward keeping everybody happy and healthy together.

You’ve already got a healthcare center full of medical professionals linked into the best technology. You have caregivers offering assistance above and beyond the call of duty. If you’re looking to take the next step, consider mixing holistic healthcare practices into your healthcare center. Holistic healthcare looks after multiple needs. Residents need more than just treatment for illnesses. They need psychological, physical and social support. Centers that offer multiple styles of support have happier residents, which improves the quality of life for everyone.

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sustainable community

Building a Green Community: Cultivating Tenant Buy-In

The benefits of a sustainable community will be noticeable to both your tenants and to you, as property owners/managers.

If you’re anything like us, you’re thinking about the future—about sustainability, responsibility and community. As an environmentally aware apartment/condo owner or manager, you’re doing your best to up your sustainable community and reduce your building’s carbon footprint.

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restaurant food waste

To Toss or Not To Toss: What to Do with Your Restaurant Food Waste

What do you do with all that extra food you can’t use? Or better yet, what should you do with it?

Many big chain restaurants literally throw it all in the garbage. Food waste, glass, paper and other recyclables all tossed away, with little consideration for this trash’s value as a resource. People all over the country (and the world) are starving, yet the big corporate chain restaurants throw away hundreds of pounds of food a day.

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rooftop garden

How to: Start a Rooftop Garden

Never forget that innovation is the key to success.

Whether you’re the owner of a restaurant or apartment building, or if you just want to be more environmentally conscientious, starting a rooftop garden provides tons of benefits for your business, your community, your building structure and the environment. Green roofs are increasingly becoming a popular concept for an overwhelmingly wide variety of reasons.

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on-site restaurant garden

From Roof to Restaurant: Starting an On-site Restaurant Garden

The benefits to building a green roof or on-site farm are clear.

If you run a local restaurant, chances are you’re looking to increase your profits while decreasing costs, draw in more customers and build local support from the residents in your neighborhood. Advertising is expensive and only goes so far. An exclusive, healthy and delicious menu is ideal, but the costs associated with this add up quickly.

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