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Energy Upgrades Serve Up Savings

Energy costs can take a bite out of your profits.

You can change that with smart energy improvements that serve up immediate savings. We can help feed your bottom line with expert advice, resources and energy-saving programs tailored to your needs.


Restaurant profits typically are only 3-9 percent of total revenue. By installing energy-efficient or renewable energy technologies, restaurants can reduce operating costs and increase net profits. Restaurants are the most energy-intensive commercial sector, with food service facilities using three times more energy per square foot than most other types of commercial buildings.

High-volume quick-service restaurants may even use up to 10 times more energy per square foot than other commercial buildings. In the typical food service operation, food preparation accounts for 35 percent of total energy use, heating and cooling 28 percent, sanitation 18 percent, lighting 13 percent and refrigeration 6 percent. Energy-efficient technologies can help reduce energy use and costs in your food service business, and rebates can help offset your investment in energy-saving equipment1. Renewable energy systems can further help you lower the cost of electricity, heat or hot water for your restaurant.


How We Help

Your Connecticut restaurant or commercial kitchen can take advantage of a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs funded through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Connecticut Green Bank. In particular many restaurants and commercial kitchens are prime candidates for the Commercial Kitchen Equipment Rebate. In addition to cash incentives and financing options, you can benefit from the full-service energy efficiency program, Small Business Energy Advantage.

To find smart energy options that are right for you, please visit our Find a Solution page, or see a list of popular choices below.