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Upgrading Commercial Kitchen Equipment

Commercial kitchens—such as those found in full-service and quick-service restaurants, hotels, and hospitals—are intense energy users, consuming as much as three times more energy per square foot than most other types of commercial buildings. Because energy costs for these facilities typically account for between 25 and 30 percent of total operating expenses, upgrading equipment to be more energy efficient can increase your bottom line while also providing significant non-energy benefits including improved operating performance, more-uniform cooking, and increased kitchen staff com…

Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Kitchens

Commercial kitchens—such as those found in full-service and quick-service restaurants, hotels, and hospitals—are intense energy users, consuming as much as three times more energy per square foot than most other types of commercial buildings. Fortunately, it’s easy and doesn’t cost much to keep commercial kitchen equipment clean and make simple operational changes that can reduce energy use by as much as 10 to 30 percent while achieving additional non-energy benefits, including improved operating performance and increased kitchen staff comfort. In a typical foodservice…

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