Take the Food Service Energy and Water Use Survey to help develop an ENERGY STAR 1-100 score for restaurants

The Food Service Team is coordinating a research survey on restaurant energy and water use, in collaboration with Better Buildings Alliance members, the National Restaurant Association (NRA), Restaurant Facility Management Association (RFMA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PG&E Food Service Technology Center (FSTC), and other industry leaders.

The purpose of this survey is to collect the energy and water data needed for creating the energy performance score. The answers to this survey will provide the underlying data for an ENERGY STAR score, in EPA’s online measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager®. Creating a 1-100 ENERGY STAR score would allow restaurants to understand how the energy consumption of their stores compares to the national, industry-wide average, as well as other stores within their brand.

The Portfolio Manager benchmarking tool will give restaurant management better intelligence to identify best and worst practices within the organization, and will help in planning spending on energy efficiency. Stores that demonstrate superior performance – compared to an average restaurant with similar characteristics – may be able to earn ENERGY STAR certification.

Contact us if you have questions about this activity or the Better Buildings Alliance Food Service Team.