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4 Big Mistakes Restaurants Make That Waste Energy

Trying to lower high energy consumption in commercial restaurants is a never-ending quest for owners. In a long list of expenditures, energy costs rank top as the most expensive. With each restaurant aiming to keep costs at a minimum and the profits high, cutting down on energy usage is where the key lies. But, instead of looking at limiting energy usage, why not focus on what you may be doing wrong?Here’s a list of four major energy wasting mistakes you could be making. Leaving AC on 24/7During

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Top 3 Trends Restaurants Are Using to Cut Back on their Energy Bill

Irrespective of how big or small your restaurant is, it needs a lot of energy for daily operations. Air ventilation, gas, large-scale appliances, and temperature control are just a couple of the many contributors to the high energy bills you may be experiencing monthly. In fact, many restaurants spend about three to five percent of their operational costs on energy. With more than twenty years’ experience in the restaurant world, we have assisted many brands in saving costs on their utility

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Energy Efficiency in Restaurants: Managing Equipment Startup and Shutdown Procedures

Since you’re reading this, you likely understand the importance of managing a restaurant’s energy use.With this in mind, have you considered how vital your startup and shutdown procedures are for saving on energy costs?GWT2Energy is here to help with these procedures. After all, energy efficiency in restaurants is our business.Idle Time is the EnemyMaintaining a startup and shutdown schedule will decrease your restaurant technologies’ idle time.As this Energy Star guide emphasizes, maximizing

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Power Saving Tips for High-Energy Use Restaurant Appliances

Any successful plan to keep restaurant energy costs down includes power saving tips and techniques for high-energy use appliances. GWT2Energy knows which restaurant equipment is likely to be your biggest energy hog and how to minimize the associated costs. After all, we pride ourselves on understanding day-to-day restaurant operations. So, here are a few tips to deal with high energy restaurant appliances.

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How Do Demand Charges Impact Your Electric Bill

As a restaurant owner/manager, you accept that there are some fixed operating costs. Lot rent, electricity, water, sewer, staffing costs, etc. all are things you cannot avoid.Once you have established operational hours, electricity costs should remain relatively fixed, or at least one would logically assume so. However, in many cities across the United States, this is not the case thanks to demand charges. These charges can greatly affect your restaurant.In fact, we here at GWT2Energy are

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4 Highly-Effective Energy Conservation Tips for Restaurant Owners

Energy Conservation Tips for Restaurant Owners The cost of energy is rising every other day! Thus, emphasis on embracing conservation measures that will preserve natural resources and save cost is increasing as well. As a restaurant operator, energy conservation is likely on your list of priorities. Failure to control the use of power within your restaurant can have far-reaching effects on your daily operations, and that can result in severe losses. So gaining an understanding of your obligations

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3 Ways to Lower Your Restaurant’s Gas Bill in 2019

Restaurants have a voracious appetite for energy. According to the 2015 ENERGY STAR Guide for Cafes, Restaurants, and Institutional Kitchens, the energy load used by restaurants per square foot ranges from 5 to 10 times more than other commercial businesses. Since over half of the energy consumption comes from food preparation (35%) and HVAC (28%), systems which rely heavily on natural gas, finding ways to reduce your restaurant’s gas bill in 2019 may be a top priority for your business. While

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How to Reduce Energy Consumption in a Restaurant

Reduce Energy Consumption The cost of energy is rising, and we are continually facing dwindling natural resources and the ill effects of harmful environmental practices. Saving energy isn’t as difficult as you think – simple alterations in your restaurant can save significant energy, and you’ll reap these savings in your profit margins.Below, we highlight simple steps you can take to improve energy consumption. This will also attract energy-conscious patrons to your establishment.Read on for

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Restaurant Energy Consumption: How to Decrease Costs with High-Energy Appliances

Restaurant Energy Consumption It may come as no surprise, but efficient appliances save money and money saved is money made.For full-service restaurants, energy costs are of major concern. Using commercial appliances to prepare food is not nearly as low cost as popping two slices of bread in a household toaster.In fact, according to the United States EPA, “Most commercial kitchen appliances are energy intensive…a typical deep fat fryer uses more than 18,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy per

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