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.
WHAT RESTAURANTS CAN DO
WHAT CONSUMERS CAN DO
Encourage your favorite restaurant to become a Certified Green Restaurant®
Bike, walk, or use public transporation to get to your favorite restaurant