Spend your Energy like you spend your Money!

Restaurant profits can be very slim and it’s important to squeeze every nickel out of your controllable costs.  According to the National Restaurant Association ConSERVE Website, restaurants are the most energy intensive commercial buildings in the United States. Just operating one deep fryer, which consumes between 11-18,000 kwh of electricity a year (or @20,000 btu’s an hour) is also roughly the same amount of energy an entire household uses in a year. 

Did You Know?

• One waterless urinal replacement could save a restaurant up to $3,000 a year and up to 40,000 gallons of water.  Click here for tips on Commercial Water Audits.

• Setting the Return Air duct to 55 degrees can save thousands of dollars a year in make-up air heating costs. Get a rebate by Installing a commercial kitchen ventilation control.

• Installing Low-Flow Pre-rinse Spray Valves can save $200 to $600 per month on a typical 1 to 3 hour per day usage.
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    Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)
    DSIRE is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use, source of information on federal, state, local, and utility incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.


    Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

    Clean Energy Tax Credit (Corporate)

    DSIRE Georgia Green Loans Save & Sustain Program


    Georgia Green Loans is using this funding for the "Save & Sustain" program to subsidize commercial energy audits for Georgia small businesses and commercial property owners, and to provide low-interest loans for energy-efficient improvements. Georgia Green Loans will cover most of the costs for commercial energy audits through a select group of energy auditing partners, allowing businesses to inform decisions on energy efficiency improvements.

    Loan amounts range from $500 to $35,000 and loans may be used for a variety of technologies, including HVAC systems, insulation, and Energy Star appliances. The maximum term of the loan is five years. Loans are available to renewable energy and energy efficiency businesses, in addition to other types of "green" businesses.

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    ENERGY STAR Commercial Food Service Equipment Incentive Finder

    This tool provides commercial food service (CFS) equipment manufacturers, dealers, distributors, and purchasers with information about rebates for ENERGY STAR qualified CFS equipment available from utilities and other energy-efficiency program sponsors.


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