Foodservice Equipment and the Environment

Here's a look at some of the environmental and financial costs associated with running certain pieces of foodservice equipment.

  • 650 dollars per year in extra costs for water heaters set 10 degrees F too high
  • 1,300 dollars per year in extra costs at 20 degrees F too high
  • 100,000 gallons of water wasted per year because of small leaks
  • 700 dollars saved per year by fixing these leaks
  • 1,400 dollars saved per year by fixing hot water leaks
  • 75 dollars saved per year, per door by turning off door heaters on reach-ins
  • 4 months time to recoup costs of installing compact fluorescent lightbulbs
  • 160 dollars saved using these bulbs versus $565/year for incandescent bulbs

Source: Food Service Technology Center www.fishnick.com

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