Big Boy Converts to LED Lighting as Part of an Overall Efficiency Upgrade

Home of the Original Double Decker – a famous Big Boy restaurant required some energy efficiency upgrades. Property owners, Joe Diequez and Jonathan Marsh, were looking for an innovative way to finance building improvements and replace inefficient cooking equipment. Like many small business owners, they were looking for a long-term financing solution that would ensure Read more about Big Boy Converts to LED Lighting as Part of an Overall Efficiency Upgrade[…]

Raising the Sustainability Bar

Following an assessment of the light bulbs used in their restaurants, The Cheesecake Factory completed a re-lamp in each restaurant by installing low wattage bulbs. This reduces their kilowatt usage by 2% to 3% each year based on a standard 10,000 square foot restaurant. In addition, they are upgrading their lighting to more energy efficient Read more about Raising the Sustainability Bar[…]

LED Upgrade Powers SUBWAY® Sustainability Efforts

As a part of the restaurant chain’s continued commitment to making its restaurants and operations more socially responsible, the SUBWAY® brand has made LED lighting standard for all new and remodeled restaurants. Additionally, several more “Eco-Restaurants” are in various stages of development and an increasing number of franchisees are incorporating green elements into their existing Read more about LED Upgrade Powers SUBWAY® Sustainability Efforts[…]

Starbucks Leads the Way with Company Wide Energy Efficiency Retrofits and Investments in LED

Starbucks has been actively pursuing energy efficiency and conservation for years. A visit to their Energy Conservation website at http://www.starbucks.com/ responsibility/environment/energy describes Starbucks’ commitment to conserving energy and activities they have undertaken to reduce energy use in their stores. Excellent lighting is important in retail sales; while operating cost reduction is always welcome, it is Read more about Starbucks Leads the Way with Company Wide Energy Efficiency Retrofits and Investments in LED[…]

LED Lighting Helps Mishka’s Café Save Energy

Sinisa Novakovic, owner of Mishka’s café in downtown Davis, had two goals for the recent lighting upgrade in his café: create a cozy, inviting atmosphere for customers and save energy. In the main seating area alone he was able to cut his lighting energy use 85% by upgrading to LED lighting. Throughout the rest of Read more about LED Lighting Helps Mishka’s Café Save Energy[…]

LED Lighting Helps Connecticut Landmark Achieve Positive Impact

From a 1979 “roadside clam stand” to a now iconic shoreline tradition, Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale is a Connecticut favorite. Growing to three locations, the restaurant has remained committed to serving the finest seafood available in a friendly and efficient manner. Maintaining efficient operations and equipment with support from Energize Connecticut’s Small Business Energy Read more about LED Lighting Helps Connecticut Landmark Achieve Positive Impact[…]

Lessons in LEDs

More restaurants are exploring LED lights, which use less energy than incandescent bulbs and often qualify for rebates or other incentives. Energy Star, an Environmental Protection Agency program that promotes energy efficiency, estimates LEDs use at least 75 percent less energy than incandescent lights. Read the full report:   http://www.restaurant.org/Manage-My-Restaurant/Operations/Back-of-House/Lessons-in-LEDs