It’s no secret that margins can be tight for restaurants and foodservice businesses. On top of the cost pressures, restaurants use about five to seven times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings, such an office spaces.

Improving your energy efficiency saves you money, reduces your energy consumption, and creates a better working environment. It can also help lower your carbon footprint to help address climate change, something your customers will appreciate.

Equipment

ENERGY STAR kitchen equipment use 10-50% less energy than standard units

Ventilation

Most commercial kitchen hoods operate at 100% capacity, even during idle periods, wasting thousands of dollars of energy every year

Water Heating

Between cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning, water heating can comprise 20% of a kitchen’s energy use

Commercial Kitchen Equipment Rebates

ENERGY STAR® EquipmentAnnual Savings*Rebate**
Fryers$500$750
Steam Cooker$1000$1750
Convection Oven (full-size)$165$750
Combination Oven (<24 gas bins)$250$500
Combination Oven (>24 gas bins)$400$1000
Griddle$100$400
Under-counter Dishwasher$100$500
Single-tank Dishwasher$300$1000
Multi-tank Dishwasher$600$2000
Pot/Pan/Utensil Dishwasher$100$750
*Savings calculations are based on averages provided by ENERGY STAR. Your actual savings may vary.
**All ENERGY STAR® units are eligible for rebates. A point-of-purchase rebate may have been applied at the distributor.

Kitchen Exhaust Hood Controls

Most commercial kitchen hoods operate at 100% capacity, even during idle periods, wasting thousands of dollars of energy every year. You can reduce your costs by installing fan controls that vary the speed based on the demand in your kitchen. VGS can work with you and a local mechanical contractor to understand the opportunity, calculate the energy savings, and offer a custom incentive package to add simple controls to your exhaust hood and reduce costs for heating your restaurant, store, or other surrounding spaces.


Water Heating

Between cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning, water heating can comprise 20% of a kitchen’s energy use. The first step is to reduce the amount of hot water going down your drain by installing low-flow spray nozzles and low-flow aerators. VGS Then, consider upgrading your water heater. ENERGY STAR-certified water heaters use around 15% less energy than conventional units.


Space & Water Heating Rebates

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The Commercial Efficiency & Innovation team at VGS has become a valuable partner for the Farmhouse Group. Their team provides guidance for our building and kitchen renovations, as well as our new restaurant build outs. Helping us make informed decisions to help lower our long term energy costs.

Jed Davis, Owner