Commercial energy customers have needs that are unique and vary widely depending on the industry or business. Finding ways to save energy can mean big operational energy savings, a smaller carbon footprint and improved profitability. Businesses can qualify for efficiency programs and earn rebates for energy-saving purchases when they consider new machinery or appliances to improve operations and conserve energy.
Pioneer is committed to being your community-owned resource and helping our commercial customers research and implement options to save money on their energy bills. We’ve curated information from specific industries and provided energy-saving tips and tricks which reduce consumption and ultimately improve your bottom line. The government-backed ENERGY STAR program provided many of the cost and energy-saving recommendations found here.
Commercial equipment has a great impact on your restaurant’s energy consumption. When replacing equipment always consider ENERGY STAR equipment and understand the potential energy consumption of all new equipment.
Regular equipment maintenance can help ensure it is functioning per the manufacturer’s specifications. Here are a couple of important tips related to ongoing maintenance.
Restaurants require large amounts of water. There are some simple ways to reduce water consumption and lower your water bill.
Lighting is a significant energy user—averaging 13 percent of the total energy used in a restaurant—and a great place to start an efficiency upgrade, according to ENERGY STAR.
One of the highest costs in the restaurant industry is your HVAC system. Taking steps to curb this cost will make a positive impact.
Look for little ways to decrease the heat usage in your restaurant like using less hot water or preventing your employees from making changes to the temperature settings on your thermostat.
When the ambient temperatures in your kitchen are too high, your refrigeration equipment works extra hard to keep foods chilled.
This may sound simple, but restaurants often don’t have a process for ensuring idle equipment is shut down.
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