Monday, August 18, 2008

Green Commercial Kitchen Certification Program Launches at

Commercial kitchen retailer moves the foodservice industry into a clean, green future with its Green Commercial Kitchen Program, available today online at, and in its green catalogue. Aimed at helping commercial kitchens cope with the costs and complexities of going green, the program features educational resources, rewards and the industry’s only free certification program, modeled after LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. To show its dedication in helping commercial kitchens slash energy costs, conserve water and reduce their environmental impact, will give away a green commercial kitchen worth up to $40,000 to one qualifying kitchen. As green commercial kitchen initiatives rise in popularity, one educational buying guide has been absent from the marketplace. Listening to commercial kitchen operators’ demands for such an all-in-one spot, created the Going Green Program and Certified Green Commercial Kitchen Program™. The Certified Green Commercial Kitchen Program™ is unique to the foodservice industry as it’s designed to help all commercial kitchens go green, regardless of where they purchase products, and costs nothing. This program dramatically improves commercial kitchen best practices in five key areas: Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Waste Reduction, Green Cleaning and Green Education. Combining ENERGY STAR®-qualified products, the industry’s first green catalogue, eco-friendly supplies, educational resources and LEED-accredited expertise, the Green Commercial Kitchen certification satisfies requirements toward other industry certifications. Commercial kitchens are one of the highest energy consumers in buildings—using approximately 250,000 Btu/sq.ft, approximately 2.5 times more energy per square foot than commercial buildings without kitchen. Through’s Going Green Program, commercial kitchen operators can discover vital information, for example how using LED light bulbs can save them up to $3,934.92 each year...Click to read more

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