Energy Efficient Commercial KitchensPosted January 15, 2018 by CPS
Commercial kitchens use a great deal of energy. Luckily, there are many simple steps we can take to ensure that this energy is not going to waste. Below, you’ll find a few of our tips for decreasing your commercial kitchen’s energy bill and impact on the planet.
- Consider location, location, location
Many commercial kitchen managers do not realize that the location of their equipment can cause increased energy usage. For example, if an oven is placed right next to a refrigerator, the refrigerator will have to work extra hard to maintain its cool temperature. This will result in excessive energy usage. Instead, “hot” equipment and “cold” equipment should be separated.
- Keep equipment clean
Unclean equipment does not run at optimal efficiency. By keep all of your commercial kitchen equipment clean, you can improve your kitchen’s energy efficiency.
- Don’t let energy leak away
Many commercial kitchens loose valuable energy to leaks. Make sure your gaskets are frequently replaced so that you can ensure your doors are sealing properly. You can also make sure that energy is not leaking outside beneath doors or through improperly insulated walls.
- Make it a team effort
Ensuring that a commercial kitchen is running at optimal energy efficiency can be difficult. By involving your whole team, you can split the job into manageable pieces. Consider holding special training to encourage employees to turn off burners when they are not in use, to close refrigerator and freezers doors when not in use, and to take other small steps toward a more energy efficient commercial kitchen.
We hope you’ll follow these tips to make your commercial kitchen more energy efficient. When you do, your wallet and the planet will thank you.