You shop local and fair-trade, you’ve limited the use of disposable cups, you encourage customers to bring their own reusable cups, but you’re missing one thing… the little blue star!
If you operate a café, restaurant, or small kitchen, purchase ENERGY STAR certified commercial coffee brewers for your business. This will save you about $100 a year, or 35% in energy, per brewer. Not only will you boost your business’ bottom line, but your clientele will appreciate your commitment to making the Earth a happier, healthier place.
Here’s how you can make sure you’re running an eco-friendly café:
- Invest in ENERGY STAR certified commercial coffee brewers.
- Look for brewers with features like an “energy save” mode or that automatically power down when idle or not in use.
- Search for other areas in your kitchen you can upgrade, like switching to ENERGY STAR certified LED lighting, or upgrading your commercial dishwasher to an ENERGY STAR certified model to use 40% less energy and 40% less water (now that’s a cup full of savings), and many more.
Now that you’ve got all the tools you need to make your small business lean and green, what are you waiting for? Start shopping!