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Cutting Energy Costs in Restaurants. How Much Are You Spending on Energy?. Typical restaurant pays $3.13 per square foot per year for energy Largest portion of a restaurant’s electricity use goes to lighting, cooling & refrigeration. How Much Can You Save?.

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how much are you spending on energy
How Much Are You Spending on Energy?
  • Typical restaurant pays $3.13 per square foot per year for energy
  • Largest portion of a restaurant’s electricity use goes to lighting, cooling & refrigeration
how much can you save
How Much Can You Save?
  • Many projects pay back in energy savings in a few months, most in less than 3 years
  • Rebates from APS Solutions for Business program reduce your up-front costs
    • “I would absolutely recommend this program to any business owner. Participation is easy and the payoff is significant.”

Owner, Small Business in Phoenix

energy efficiency creates many benefits
Energy Efficiency Creates Many Benefits
  • Lower operating costs = higher profits
  • Reduce maintenance demands
  • Distinguish your business by going green
  • Increase productivity by improving comfort
  • Finance business growth with energy cost savings
good starting point lighting
Good Starting Point: Lighting
  • Efficient lighting emits less heat and can reduce cooling requirements by 30%
  • Replace T12 fluorescent tubes with T8s and electronic ballasts and save 15% - 20% of lighting energy use
  • In the Dining Room: Replace incandescent lamps with CFLs
    • sconces
    • hanging lamps
    • fixtures

T12 lamp (top) vs. T8

lower your cooling costs boost your comfort
Lower Your Cooling Costs, Boost Your Comfort
  • Replace aging or inoperable HVAC equipment with high efficiency models and save 20% - 50% of energy consumption
    • Be sure the system is properly sized
    • A bigger unit is not necessarily better
  • Use a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature based on occupancy
cut refrigeration energy use
Cut Refrigeration Energy Use
  • Add strip-curtains to your walk-in to reduce air infiltration by up to 75%
  • Install anti-sweat heater controls on display cases to save up to 90% of the heater energy use
  • ENERGY STAR labeled commercial solid door refrigerators and freezers save up to 45% of electricity use with a 1.3 year payback compared to other models
sample of lighting rebates from solutions for business program
Sample of Lighting Rebates from Solutions for Business program
  • Lighting rebates range from $5 to $200 per unit
    • T8/T5 Lamp and Electronic Ballast
    • Energy-efficient Exit Signs
    • High-bay T5HO or T8 Fixtures
    • Induction Lighting
    • Compact Fluorescent Lamps
    • Cold Cathode CFLs
    • De-lamping
    • Occupancy Sensors
    • Daylighting Controls
aps program offers rebates for many projects
APS Program Offers Rebates for Many Projects
  • Start with a base incentive up to $50 per ton, plus an efficiency incentive up to $300 per ton
    • Unitary and Split Air Conditioning Systems and Air Source Heat Pumps
    • Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps
    • HVAC Test & Repair, HVAC Quality Installation
    • Programmable Thermostats
  • Refrigeration rebates from $5 to $200 per unit
  • Motor and VSD rebates from $1.50 to $50 per horsepower
  • Plus, custom projects!
the bottom line good for business
The Bottom Line: Good for Business
  • You can reduce your restaurant’s energy use and lower your bottom line through simple energy efficiency improvements
  • APS business customers can use incentives to install energy-efficient equipment and reduce the up-front project cost