This toolkit will help kitchen managers work with staff in their kitchens to reduce the amount of electricity and gas consumed by lights and equipment. The seven campaign planning steps found in this toolkit are based on the Energy Wise Kitchen Toolkit created by BC Hydro and FortisBC.
Why be smart about energy?
While B.C. currently benefits from clean hydropower to meet electricity needs, demand is expected to outstrip our current capacity by 40% in the next two decades. At the individual facility level, food services operations typically use 5-7 times as much power as other building areas. Given the high energy usage of this type of operation, significant energy savings can be achieved by being smart with how we use energy.