Taking steps to protect our natural resources and reduce energy usage in the restaurant industry is worth applauding. The foodservice industry is buzzing with the idea of "going green." As the earth's resources are strained and rising costs continue to squeeze profits, implementing environmentally friendly practices has become a responsible and smart business strategy. The foodservice industry is globally positioned to impact the green revolution simply because of the size of the industry and significant energy consumed.
Changes in operational procedures and processes aren't limited to the acquisition of restaurant equipment. There are a number of strategies you, as the responsible owner of a foodservice operation, can adopt in your commercial kitchen to run a genuinely green operation and not only contribute to a safe environment, but also favorably impact your bottom line by reducing utility expenses and enhancing overall productivity. Please review our product categories for specific information or call us to schedule a consultation. C&T can help you achieve the energy efficient, green kitchen you want!
For more information on energy efficient foodservice solutions, visit these outside resources:
|FSTC Life-Cycle & Energy Cost Calculators. High-efficiency equipment will continue to save energy dollars years after the initial purchase. These calculators allow you to compare the total cost of operating different appliances over their useful service lives.|
The Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) is the industry leader in commercial kitchen energy efficiency and appliance performance testing.
|ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.|
Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.