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.
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 10 to 30 percent without sacrificing service, quality, style or comfort — while making significant contributions to a cleaner environment.
In 2008, ENERGY STAR qualified equipment helped save consumers over $16 billion on their utility bills. The greenhouse gas emissions that were avoided were equal to 27 million cars. By choosing to purchase ENERGY STAR qualified equipment, businesses can save up to $15,000 annually in their commercial kitchen. In fact, if every commercial refrigerator and freezer in the U.S. was exchanged for an ENERGY STAR qualified model, the savings from those units alone would be around $250 million per year. Those are numbers that one can not afford to ignore.
Joining Energy Star
Read more on how some SEFA Dealers have leveraged ENERGY STAR to benefit their customers.
Hawkeye Foodservice/Austin Public Schools Case Study
Kessenich's Ltd. Case Study
Tools You Can Use
ENERGY STAR Calculators
ENERGY STAR Website
Food Service Technology Center