Restaurant Group Recognised for Energy Efficiency

THE U.S. Arby’s Restaurant Group, has been recognised by the U.S. Department of Energy for its leadership in energy efficiency and 38% energy savings at its flagship restaurant in Atlanta.

Arby’s full-scale energy use data monitoring system helps them make informed decisions about when and where to deploy various efficiency upgrades. These include lighting retrofits, HVAC upgrades, refrigeration and hot water efficiency measures. An energy awareness program geared toward employees focuses on helping sites across the country act on low-cost energy savings opportunities. Arby’s has improved energy performance across 92% of its more than 900 company-owned restaurants throughout the U.S.

As one of the first food service partners to join the Department’s Better Buildings Challenge, Arby’s has committed to 20% energy savings over 10 years, across 2.7 million square feet of building space, at company-owned restaurants. Within four years, Arby’s is more than halfway to meeting its goal.

Arby’s wanted to improve energy efficiencies in restaurants and reduce energy consumption and associated environmental and community impacts. Efficiency matters to restaurant owners and employees, since energy costs are among the top expenses - along with food and labor.

 “Arby’s energy efficiency work is proof that brands can set ambitious energy savings goals,” said Dr. David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “Even with historically energy-intensive buildings like restaurants, Arby’s is committed to developing innovative and successful models and approaches with restaurant owners interested in replicating gains in efficiency.”

Friday 30th October 2015

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