Bulk buying savings—fryers, commercial

ENERGY STAR®—saving time, energy and money

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ENERGY STAR Canada makes green procurement easier in a number of ways. (See a full description at Making the business case)

One of the most useful is the ENERGY STAR Simple Savings Calculator. This downloadable tool lets you compare as many as three ENERGY STAR certified models against a conventional model of the same product type.

As the example for commercial fryers in the table below illustrates, you can calculate:

  • energy savings
  • operating cost savings
  • simple payback on investment
  • greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions
  • annual and product lifetime savings

The add-on ENERGY STAR Summary Calculator allows you to figure comparisons for a number of different product types in one spreadsheet.

Note: These ENERGY STAR calculators generate estimates of energy, cost and emissions savings using base energy prices and other factors that are developed from Government of Canada data and energy rates posted by provincial and territorial utilities. National average energy costs are calculated and used as the calculators’ default settings. Users can localize the settings by selecting a province or territory, or inputting their own data. All values are updated regularly.

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Cost-saving example—10 commercial standard gas fryers (12-year life)

Equipment
ENERGY STAR Non-ENERGY STAR
Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption (GJ) 1,133 13,597 1,669 20,023
Energy cost
(@ $8.21/GJ)
$9,298 $70,074 $13,693 $103,191
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total operating cost $9,298 $70,074 $13,693 $103,191
Incremental cost   $18,600    
Total life-cycle cost   $88,674   $103,191
Total energy savings (GJ) 535 6,426    
Total energy and maintenance cost savings $4,395 $33,117    
Emissions savings
(kg CO2)
26,635 319,617    
Payback period

4.2 years (based on incremental cost of $1,860 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)

Cost-saving example—10 commercial standard electric fryers (12-year life)

Equipment
ENERGY STAR Non-ENERGY STAR
Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption (kWh) 150,629 1,807,549 181,890 2,182,675
Energy cost
(@ 13.5¢/kWh)
$22,229 $167,523 $26,843 $202,289
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Operating cost $22,229 $167,523 $26,843 $202,289
Incremental cost   $2,760    
Total life-cycle cost   $170,283   $202,289
Total energy savings (kWh) 31,261 375,126    
Total energy and maintenance cost savings $4,613 $34,767    
Emissions savings
(kg CO2)
4,689 56,269    
Payback period 0.6 years (based on incremental cost of $276 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)

Product specification summary


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