Most commercial kitchens are energy intensive, and significant opportunities exist for energy savings, especially during periods of extreme temperatures. While energy costs may fluctuate, their trend is steadily upward, so increasing energy efficiency now will produce even greater savings in the future.
An article from Restaurant Hospitality Magazine, 5 Ways Restaurants Can Trim Energy Usage, provides helpful ideas. Proper operation, maintenance and calibration of kitchen equipment as well as upgrades to regulators and controls, will help reduce energy costs. In some cases, the cost/ benefit of replacing existing equipment with state-of-the-art equipment is warranted.