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ENERGY

KEY FACTS

  • Restaurants use up to 5-7  times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings.

  • Restaurants use 1/3rd of all electricity in the retail sector.

  • Food preparation consumes the most amount of energy in a restaurant.

WAYS TO REDUCE ENERGY

Energy Star appliances are 30-40% more efficient than conventional models.

LEDs use up to 90% less energy, last longer, contain no mercury, and emit fewer greenhouse gases than incandescent bulbs.

Occupancy sensors can reduce energy usage by an estimated 60%.

Strip curtains could save enough energy to power a residential home for one year.

Programmable thermostat can help reduce energy. Energy use falls by 4 to 5 percent for every degree that you raise your cooling thermostat setpoint.

  • Tackle the small, but effective steps first, such as the suggestions above

  • Give incentives for employees to carpool, bike, or use public transportation to get to work

  • Find Certified Green Products Here

  • Check out our Energy Standards to learn more

  • Become a Certified Green Restaurant®

  • Dine at a Certified Green Restaurant®

  • Encourage your favorite restaurant to become a Certified Green Restaurant®

  • Bike, walk, or use public transporation to get to your favorite restaurant