Operating an energy efficient restaurant
- COURSE OUTLINE
Takes place in conjunction with the Midwest Foodservice Expo
(When you register for this event, you also receive FREE access to the Midwest Foodservice Expo)
It's obvious—the food service industry is energy intensive and much of the focus on greening food service has been placed on sustainable food options and sourcing.
The truly green restaurant must also pay close attention to energy and water efficiency. With 20 years of experience and results from 100s of energy audits, the Food Service Technology Center has developed a collection of no-cost and low-cost energy efficiency best practices that apply to most commercial kitchens.
Take a virtual walk through an energy efficient restaurant with Richard Young. He'll point out common energy and water wasters, discuss costs associated with these inefficiencies and explain corrective measures that could lead to increased efficiency.
According to Energy Star, restaurants use about five to seven times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings. High-volume quick-service restaurants may even use up to 10 times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings. Join us to learn no-cost and low-cost energy efficiency best practices that apply to most commercial kitchens.
AS A RESULT OF THIS TRAINING, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Identify no-cost and low-cost ways to save energy and water in foodservice operations.
- Calculate dollar amounts for energy savings using online tools.
- Locate foodservice rebates.
- Use the National Restaurant Association's Conserve Sustainability Education Program.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Restaurant owners and operators, facility managers, energy managers, contractors, manufacturers, building owners, engineers and anyone involved in commercial food service.
If you have any general questions or would like more information, please contact the education department at 608.210.7114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no cost to attend this session; however, we do encourage you to RSVP to receive FREE access to the Midwest Foodservice Expo on March 12 and so that we know to expect you.
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.
Photo & video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.
Agenda (1–3:30 pm)
Tracking energy and water costs and understanding your utility bill
Finding energy and water leaks and how to perform a do-it-yourself-audit
Purchasing energy efficient appliances
- Energy Star
- Utility rebates
- Lifecycle cost calculators
Turning best practices into standard practice
National Restaurant Association's Conserve Sustainability Education Program