Keeping Energy Costs Low at Your Business

Energy costs have been increasing 6 to 8 percent per year. So how do you save money and still give quality service to your customers? Take a real good comprehensive look at all of the energy-using equipment in your facility and then see where you can reduce your energy costs.

~Lights in the storeroom, walk in coolers and freezers do not need to be on at
all times. If the room is not occupied shut the lights off.

~Change the incandescent bulbs to energy star qualified compact fluorescent
lamps (cfl). Look for the bulbs with the lowest possible start temperature.
These bulbs can lower heat output by 75% over standard bulbs! If each
of the 945,000 restaurants in the United States replaced only one incandescent
bulb with a cfl bulb more than 630 million pounds of co2 emissions can be
avoided each year!

~Add strip doors to your walk in coolers and freezers and make sure the
doors close completely.

Want to learn more? Go to conserve.restaurant.org