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FEJ AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST: Operator of the Year for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, sponsored by Meiko

FEJ AWARDS 2018 SHORTLIST: Operator of the Year for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability, sponsored by Meiko

The Operator of the Year for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability award, sponsored by Meiko, recognises that with pressure on businesses to act as responsibly as possible when it comes to sustainability, not to mention the rising cost of energy bills, the focus on energy efficiency in commercial kitchens has never been greater. This accolade pays tribute

Mitchells & Butlers regulates kitchen extract systems to curtail energy usage

Pub giant Mitchells & Butlers has adopted technology that regulates extract systems in many of its kitchens as part of its mission to bring down energy costs. Catering areas across its estate, which spans 1,700 sites, are increasingly using equipment that controls its extract and air supply fans to ensure they always run at the

THE GREEN REPORT: When will efficiency take precedence over price for kitchen owners?

There is an appreciation that operators need to be running more efficient kitchens in future, but this doesn’t always translate to sales of energy efficient models when equipment is being purchased. Is 2018 set to herald the year of change? Manufacturers have invested heavily in making their equipment more efficient in recent years. But if

QUICK POLL: Why do kitchen buyers still choose price over energy efficiency?

Manufacturers have invested heavily in making their equipment more efficient in recent years. But many in the industry still believe that operators consider other factors — particularly price — over and above efficiency. Why do you think this is? Bob Wood, director, DC Warewashing & Icemaking Systems: Like many things in the catering arena it

Kitchen energy debate ‘vital’ for operators making equipment decisions

The Catering Equipment Suppliers Association (CESA) insists it is vital to keep the debate around energy usage in commercial kitchens alive following the recent scrutiny placed on the environmental impact of microwaves. Data released by the Microwave Technologies Association (MTA) this week showed that microwaves remain one of the most efficient ways of cooking when

EXCLUSIVE: Microwave suppliers shoot down ‘misleading’ energy claims with findings of their own

Commercial microwave suppliers have hit back at a report branding microwaves an environmental scourge by releasing their own figures showing it is a more efficient way of cooking food than traditional methods. Last week the University of Manchester published a study arguing that microwaves emit as much ‘carbon dioxide equivalent’ annually as 6.8 million cars.

‘Smart’ cooking suites putting new brain power into commercial kitchens

Energy efficient cooking suite advocates have long championed the advent of ‘smart’ suites that provide greater levels of intelligence for operators. And now it appears the next generation of suites are being designed to become part of the whole building management system for energy consumption. That’s according to Steve Hobbs, managing director of Grande Cuisine,

FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT OF THE YEAR 2017: ‘Energy Efficiency’ category winners

The catering equipment market has had a lot to contend with this year but one consistent feature of the sector has been its ability to launch fantastic products! From spring all the way through to winter, the calendar has been populated by the introduction of new kit designed to make life easier, safer, faster and

‘Connectivity Trail’ to guide operators to internet-enabled kitchen kit at Hotelympia

CESA is set to organise a ‘Connectivity Trail’ at next year’s Hotelympia which will allow visitors to go straight to companies that offer ‘connected’ equipment, so they can find out more, direct from the experts.  The trade body will also be publishing a new Energy-Saving Equipment Guide, with a handy list of ‘green’ appliances that

Operators face new margin crisis from imminent changes to energy tariffs

Operators have been warned that imminent energy price rises driven by changes in UK regulations is set to slash margins by as much as 0.5%. Foodservice outlets are already under pressure from rates increases and higher operating costs, but the financial challenges could toughen further due to new environmental taxes and changes to the charging