energy efficiency in restaurants Tag

Whether you manage a single restaurant or thousands of locations in a chain, it’s important to understand the energy behaviour of your facilities. And as the saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t monitor. A smart system helps you get the full picture of what’s going on in your building(s) so you can make energy-intelligent business decisions for your restaurant chain. What’s more today’s data-driven energy management solutions can optimise and even maximise that savings potential. These smart systems also tend to keep customers, kitchen staff, and service staff more comfortable and productive. Increased comfort and lower energy costs are a no brainer!

Restaurants are among the most energy intensive tertiary sector buildings in Europe, using anywhere from 3 to 10x the amount of energy used by the average commercial building, and can account for anywhere from 4-6% of operating costs according to The Carbon Trust. Finding intelligent ways to overcome these challenges while increasing the comfort of your customers is an essential way to make you their superhero, not to mention a winner with your colleagues! The idea behind this post is to share some demonstrated examples of best practices for Smart Restaurants that can be used to transform energy waste into savings in the food service and catering sector.

Restaurants are among the most energy intensive tertiary sector buildings in Europe, using anywhere from 3 to 10x the amount of energy used by the average commercial building, and can account for anywhere from 4-6% of operating costs according to The Carbon Trust. As a restaurateur, facility manager or franchise director, your task is to meet sustainability goals while reducing overhead. And to achieve this you should invest in energy efficiency in restaurants, why? Here are 7 reasons:

Of all commercial buildings, restaurants use the highest amount of energy per square metre. In fact, UK Power and the Family Hospitality Group estimate that anywhere between 5 to 15% of a restaurant’s total expenditure can be taken up by energy alone! Considering that the average profit margin of a full-service restaurant is usually less than 10% of gross revenue - energy consumption suddenly becomes a BIG financial concern. In keeping with our industry focus series, where we have previously talked about energy management in hotels, supermarkets, and office buildings, this article spotlights how restaurants can work on bringing down their energy costs.energy efficiency in restaurants