Commercial Kitchen Equipment Case Studies

Get Inspired!

Operators: Looking for ways to save energy in your restaurant or commercial kitchen? See how other organizations are incorporating ENERGY STAR certified commercial kitchen equipment into their facilities and the savings they have achieved. Outfitting an entire kitchen with a suite of ENERGY STAR commercial kitchen or restaurant equipment could save you about 330 MBtu/year. That adds up to over $5,100/year in savings!

Utilities and Program Sponsors: Interested in designing a successful commercial kitchen or restaurant equipment program? Learn more about other utilities’ best practices through case studies.

Dealers and Distributors: Seeking more information on sales tactics for selling ENERGY STAR commercial kitchen equipment? Take a look at what dealers and distributors are doing to increase sales.

Inspire Others!

Do you use ENERGY STAR certified equipment in your kitchen? Does your organization sell and promote ENERGY STAR certified equipment? Have you implemented a successful ENERGY STAR commercial kitchen equipment program? EPA would like to highlight your commitment to energy efficiency and the environment by sharing your story.

Do you know an operator, utility, or dealer who has a great story to tell? Let them know about this recognition opportunity.

Participating is easy.

  1. Send an email to stating your interest.
  2. Schedule an introductory call with the ENERGY STAR Team.
  3. The ENERGY STAR Team will develop an initial draft and share it for input and review.
  4. Once finalized, the case study will be featured on the ENERGY STAR website, through a newsletter announcement, and may be showcased through other communication channels.

Success Stories

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After committing to an environmentally-focused corporate social responsibility platform, Arby's upgraded its company-owned restaurants with ENERGY STAR restaurant equipment to help achieve its ambitious energy savings goals.

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Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Since 2009, Red Robin has seen system-wide energy cost reductions as a result of installing ENERGY STAR certified restaurant equipment across its commercial kitchens.

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Shari’s Café & Pies

Shari's Café improved its energy efficiency by using ENERGY STAR certified restaurant equipment while still maintaining the dining experience customers expect.

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Austin Public Schools Case Study 

The Austin Public School district increased its energy savings - and healthier menu options - after incorporating ENERGY STAR certified commercial kitchen equipment.

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Saratoga Restaurant Equipment
Sales Case Study

Saratoga saw an increase in ENERGY STAR certified commercial kitchen equipment sales after participating in NYSERDA's Commercial Kitchen Pilot.

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Kessenich’s Ltd. Case Study 

Kessenich’s sales strategy for ENERGY STAR certified commercial kitchen equipment elevated its reputation amongst its customer base.

These case studies are meant to serve as snapshots. The information contained therein was valid at the time that the resources were developed.

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