Jan 24, 11
On February 16th 2011 The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and the MRA Green Team Task Force are hosting a seminar sponsored by Renew Boston, MassSave, and the Sustainable Business Network SBN to announce the kickoff of a program to provide free energy assessments and energy efficiency improvements for Boston Restaurants. The expanded program will help restaurant owners identify efficiency upgrade opportunities as well as financial incentives for energy savings related to natural gas, electricity, and water usage for Boston Restaurants using up to 300 KW peak electrical loads. Specific upgrades will include general lighting and lighting controls, case fan motor replacement, evaporator fan motor replacement, cooler control systems which include, controlling door heaters, evaporator fans, door fans, compressors. Spray valves, pipe insulation, programmable thermostats, duct wrap, boiler reset, and low flow shower heads will also be included.
Efficient LED lighting can provide savings of up to 85% over incandescent lighting with a lifespan of 48,000 hours, which is a considerable reduction in electrical consumption while providing a warm pleasing spectrum of light for restaurant application. The program is also providing the installation of low-flow spray nozzle technology for commercial dishwashers providing both natural gas and water savings.
Together these targeted approaches can significantly reduce the energy costs for restaurant owners further helping to reduce the overall operating costs for such businesses.
The 9:45 a.m. February 16th, 2011 seminar at Taranta Restaurant in Boston’s North End will feature presenters from National Grid, NSTAR, Renew Boston as well as the chef/owner of Taranta.
Please sign up for the Renew Boston Energy Efficiency Seminar at the Massachusetts Restaurant Association 508-303-9905
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