Energy Conservation Checklist - Plus the Benefits of Using Energy Star Qualified Equipment
Energy Star qualified equipment can be an answer to mounting energy bills
Purchasing ENERGY STAR qualified commercial foodservice (CFS) equipment as a package for new kitchen construction or as a replacement for aging equipment can save significant amounts of money and energy on foodservice operators' electric gas, water, and sewer bills. Commercial foodservice products in 8 categories may earn the ENERGY STAR: dishwashers, fryers, griddles, hot food holding cabinets, ice machines, ovens, refrigerators, freezers, and steam cookers. Qualified products can save up to as much as 50% over their conventional counterparts.
Save Energy, Save Money
ENERGY STAR helps restaurant owners and operators improve the performance of their facilities and equipment while reducing energy costs. Restaurants that invest strategically can cut utility costs as much as 10% to 30% without sacrificing service, quality, style or comfort — while making significant contributions to a cleaner environment.
Outfitting an entire kitchen with a suite of ENERGY STAR qualified CFS equipment could save operators about 350 Mbtu/year annually, or the equivalent of approximately $3,600.
Besides saving energy, ENERGY STAR qualifed steam cookders and commercial dishwashers save water. Steam cookers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are 90% more water efficient than non-qualified steam cookers; an ENERGY STAR qualified commercial dishwasher is 25% more water efficient than standard models.
Help Protect the Environment
Based on projected shipments of ENERGY STAR qualified CFS equipment, it is expected that approximately 13,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions will be avoided annually, equivalent to emissions from about 25,000 cars.