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Savings for Restaurants and Food Stores

A free energy assessment can help you find quick, easy ways to cut refrigeration and cooling costs, and improve your bottom line.

We can help you determine which equipment upgrades will boost front- and back-of-the-house operations at your restaurant or food store. These improvements can enhance how your space looks, make your offerings more visible and appetizing, help you save energy while your refrigerators are not in use, and keep your patrons comfortable.

We’ll cover approximately half the cost when you commit to energy saving upgrades in lighting, refrigeration, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and gas.

Upgrades for Restaurants and Food Stores

  • Refrigeration
    Air cooled condenser: Replace your old, inefficient condenser coil and compressor system with a new, high-efficiency model.

  • Lighting
    2x4 LED panels: Replace old fluorescent fixtures that have inefficient T12 or T8 fluorescent lamps with new, integrated LED light fixtures. Warm, Edison-style lamps are available in LED, providing a cozy atmosphere for customers.

  • Heating and Cooling
    Demand Control Ventilation (DCV): Install a control system for fresh air ventilation, which slows down the ventilation fan when occupancy is low and increases ventilation when the room is full. There is also a DCV designed especially for kitchen exhaust hoods, which similarly slows the exhaust fan when the kitchen equipment is being used and slows the vent fan when it is not.

How it Works

Schedule your free energy assessment and Willdan Energy Solutions, or another participating contractor, will visit your business and recommend ways you can save energy. They’ll also tell you how much it will cost to upgrade your equipment and how much Con Edison will cover.

You decide if and when the job gets done. A participating contractor will perform the work. Con Edison will pay approximately 50 percent of the cost directly to the contractor, and you pay the difference. No waiting for rebates.

Your system upgrades will help you save energy long-term and will pay for themselves over time.

Promote Your Energy Saving Business

After you complete your upgrades, you’ll receive a badge to display in your store, on your website, and on your Yelp and Google profiles.

With your badge, you can:

  • Proudly promote your business to eco-conscious customers
  • Become part of our energy-efficient business directory
  • Participate in local street fairs with like-minded businesses

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