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Jack Astor's Bar & Grill

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Le Chaim Caterers

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York University

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Manitoulin Hotel & Conference Centre

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Smart Upgrades

Purchasing ENERGY STAR® certified equipment vs standard models will use 30-90% less energy.

Look for the BLUE STAR —and open the door to new possibilities for your business.

  • Install LED lighting, they use at least 75-90% less energy than incandescent bulbs
  • Fryers shorten cooking and recovery times and use 30-35% less energy
  • Griddles save energy and have higher production rates with more uniformity of temperature
  • Dishwashers use 40% less energy and 40% less water
  • Commercial fridges and freezers use 40% less than standard equipment
  • Coffee brewers use 35% less energy
  • Commercial steam cookers use 38-50% less energy and 90% less water
  • Hot food holding cabinets use up to 70% less energy

Energy Incentives

Learn more about financial incentives and rebates for your province.


Free Resource

Sustainability Best Practices Guide

Download this guide for high-efficiency steps for implementing low-impact operations and embracing future-ready foodservice.

Produced by The Next Course for LEAF and Restaurants Canada.