Energy-efficient purchasing decisions can be beneficial in more ways than one. They can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts, position your property as a leader in environmental awareness, and improve the comfort of your guests and employees. Additionally, they can directly impact your bottom line and save you money where it matters.
It’s no wonder that purchasing energy-efficient products can bring you energy bill savings—they require less energy to operate than conventional products. Through a thoughtful and strategic approach to energy efficiency, ENERGY STAR says that a 10 percent reduction in energy use would have the same financial effect as increasing your average daily room rate by $0.62 in limited-service hotels and by $1.35 in full-service hotels (Hotels: An Overview of Energy Use and Energy Efficiency Opportunities).
The ENERGY STAR program, a joint U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) initiative, develops energy efficiency specifications for more than 60 product categories like major appliances, office equipment, lighting, and home electronics. If a product is qualified by the program and exhibits an ENERGY STAR label, you can be sure that it uses less energy to operate than other products within the same category. ENERGY STAR even says that typically, their qualified products use 10-75% less energy than conventional products.
Many Avendra FF&E manufacturers offer ENERGY STAR qualified products that can save you energy, water, money, and more. In addition, there are a growing number of cities and counties throughout the U.S. which provide rebates for purchasing ENERGY STAR-rated equipment. Click here to visit the ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder and take advantage of commercial food service equipment rebates available in your area.
For more information and to receive a quote on energy efficient products, contact FFE@avendra.com or call 866-AVENDRA today.