Commitment to Sustainability, Why More Restaurants Are Implementing Energy and Sustainability Programs

Retail & Restaurant Facility Business

According to the Energy Information Administration, restaurants are the most energy-intensive commercial buildings in the United States. Per square foot, they consume over three times the energy of the average commercial building. With the volatile cost of energy expected to rise in the coming year and beyond, more quick-serve and casual dining chains are taking steps to increase the scope of their resource management programs. How are they doing it?

Energy: Leveraging Data to Overcome Challenges

Most companies we surveyed nationally in the Ecova Outlook Survey now have energy management systems (EMS) or building monitoring systems (BMS) at most of their sites, or have these programs in pilot/development phases…

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