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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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10 Strategies for Reducing Energy Consumption in Restaurants

We can agree that running a restaurant is hard work.When you take into account overhead costs including organizational logistics, employee payroll, benefits packages, rental space, food production and transportation of raw materials, restaurant managers and owners have their work cut out for them.The one thing many of them don’t realize is the cost of energy and efficiency in operating their restaurants. In fact, according to statistics compiled by ENERGY STAR, Restaurants consume five to seven

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Why Tracking Restaurant Utility Bills Reduces Costs

Tracking Restaurant Utility Bills Utility bill reduction is important for any restaurant. Tracking your restaurant’s utility costs and usage is the first step to understanding where you can reduce costs.In fact, monitoring is the starting point for the type of big savings we can help you achieve.Benefits of Tracking Restaurant Utility BillsTracking utility costs are necessary to establish a baseline that assists in forecasting and determining where you can make cost-cutting changes. Utility use

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5 Benefits of Cloud-Based Energy Management Systems for Restaurants

Stakeholders in the restaurant industry are turning to cloud-based energy management systems to reduce energy consumption, which lowers operational costs. Advancement in technology is helping those in the restaurant industry to apply innovative methods that optimize energy management and usage. You see, restaurants use a lot of energy for refrigeration, lighting, and cooling, which is...Continue reading

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The Top 7 Ways to Save Energy in Restaurants

You want your restaurant to be eco-friendly–not to mention the savings that reducing energy use can bring to your energy bill each month.With over 20 years working in the restaurant industry and extensive experience in energy management, we’ve found that there are always simple measures restaurants can take to reduce energy costs.In fact, a simple look around your restaurant can yield several energy-saving strategies, lowering your energy usage and making it easier for you to reach your

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7 Energy-Saving Trends in The Restaurant Industry

Keeping up-to-date with the current trends in the restaurant industry is essential to stakeholders such as restaurant owners and chefs if they are to remain ahead of the competition.Although the restaurant industry is facing significant disruptions due to technological advancements, there is a growing need to save energy through smart energy-management systems that are cost-efficient.Here are several energy-saving trends for the restaurant industry..1. Smart Climate ControlThe restaurant

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It’s Not Too Late! 3 Brilliant Tips to Conserve Energy This Summer

n Even though a portion of the summer season has already passed us by, it’s not too late for restaurant owners and managers to take action to lower those upcoming energy bills. These methods can have an immediate impact to cut costs, as they reduce a restaurant’s energy burden:Add Awnings to the WindowsMaybe you’d like to preserve some natural light, and you don’t want to keep the blinds down, but you really want to cut down on the heat from the scorching sun.Consider the fix of adding in window

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Proper Restaurant Equipment Maintenance Helps Profit Margins

All-too-often, thin net profit margins are a problem for restaurants. This is where the “small” things make all the difference.You see, most restaurateurs have some understanding of cost control measures. Yet, mastering these measures and rolling them into a comprehensive plan is a difficult task.With this in mind, it’s best to look at each measure separately before implementing that optimal holistic strategy. Proper equipment maintenance is a vital measure. It attacks thin profit margins by

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Energy Efficiency and Common Sense Combine to Lower a Restaurant’s Costs

The value of training staff in habits that conserve power is often overlooked when organizing an energy management plan in restaurants. Lighting and equipment that’s energy efficient is a must, but something as simple as turning off faucets rather than letting them run can offer big savings in the long run.In fact, the prevalence of high energy costs make addressing all types of waste essential in order for a restaurant to remain profitable.Installing Equipment that’s Proven Energy

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Saving During the Summer Months: Restaurant Energy Consumption 101

As a restaurant owner, you are all too aware that patrons want to feel comfortable when dining at your establishment.Think of yourself for a minute: going to a restaurant in the middle of the summer, where it’s 100 degrees outside, and 90 degrees inside. It’s likely you wouldn’t feel too comfortable in the establishment and would want to leave.The same goes for your patrons. Understanding a few simple tips will allow you to create a comfortable, cool environment for patrons, without killing your

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