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Proud Inns reckons it can slash gas bill by 50% using British-made grills

Proud Inns reckons it can slash gas bill by 50% using British-made grills

A growing North East England pub and hotel group has equipped its kitchens with cooking appliances from Synergy Grill as part of an effort to reduce catering bills. Four SG630 Synergy Grills have been installed in each of the four restaurant kitchens run by Proud Inns in Durham and the surrounding area. The group has bought in the

Nando’s reveals strongest energy and cost saving kitchen modifications

Nando’s has revealed that its heat recovery panels and new sanitising solution are some of the most effective equipment changes which have helped to push the brand for sustainability. Its new sustainability test restaurant in Cambridge is using heat recovery panels behind grills, which Nando’s has used increasingly since 2009 and has found to be

FEATURE: The energy expert who knows what it takes to transform expensive kitchens

The hospitality sector is the most energy-intensive of all commercial property types thanks to the equipment that’s installed back of house. According to the Carbon Trust, energy used in catering accounts for 4% to 6% of operating costs and the sector in the UK spends more than £1.3 billion a year on power. It will

Cooking equipment tops list of kitchen energy guzzlers

Cooking equipment still dwarfs other kit in restaurant energy consumption and holds the key to saving major costs for operators, a leading sustainability consultant has said. On average, cooking accounts for 42% of UK restaurant energy consumption and, with catering typically making up between 4% and 6% of entire operating costs, the use of energy

Rational tweaks its combi ovens to improve their energy efficiency

Rational claims it has made its flagship SelfCookingCenter even more energy efficient with the addition of a triple pane glass cooking cabinet door, LED lighting and energy meter. Rational insists that its research and development teams have made every effort to reduce the energy consumption of the SelfCookingCenter even further and it hopes the integrated

Operators burning money by failing to track kitchen costs

A lack of awareness over the methods available to track catering equipment energy consumption is leading operators to lose out on huge savings, industry experts claim. With utility costs soaring and operators not always fully aware of which appliances consume more energy than others, the smart metering of kitchens or equipment has been cited as

Hubbard LiteAir cooling systems qualify for tax break

Commercial cooling equipment supplier Hubbard Products has announced that its complete range of energy-efficient LiteAir cellar-cooling systems has been awarded Energy Technology Listing and now qualifies for ECA (Enhanced Capital Allowance) tax benefits. It claims the Hubbard LiteAir systems fill the void left by the withdrawal of Eaton Williams ‘Qualitair’ products from the cellar-cooling sector,

85% of cooking equipment costs is in energy

The motivation for foodservice operators to invest in energy saving catering equipment should strengthen as a result of rising utility costs and a better understanding of lifecycle costs. That’s the view of The Carbon Trust, which believes the industry’s obsession with CAPEX when procuring commercial kitchen equipment is beginning to fade, albeit very slowly. Speaking

10 do’s and don’ts when buying energy efficient kit

Manufacturers have made great strides when it comes to improving the efficiency of catering equipment and most serious chain operators now understand the benefits of investing in more environmentally-sustainable kit. With that in mind, we asked more than 20 suppliers to give us their top ‘do’s and don’ts’ to when sourcing energy efficient equipment. 1)

8 things you need to know about EU refrigeration legislation

Minimum energy performance standards for commercial refrigeration products are due to come into force next year. Here are 8 things you need to know about one of the most significant developments for the catering equipment market as far as energy efficiency is concerned. 1) The European Commission has been consulting with the commercial foodservice refrigeration