Energy-Efficient Restaurants

Restaurants

It’s all about serving up quality while turning a profit.

Whether you’re budgeting for new or better equipment or just want to control your expenses, let us help. Chelan PUD pays up to 100% for quality lighting and equipment that will reduce your operating and maintenance costs while improving performance.

Restaurants use five to ten times more energy than other businesses—or thirty times more than the average Chelan County home—making energy one of your greatest sources of potential savings to reduce your overhead costs. Reducing your electric bills by only 20% can increase your profits by up to a third!

 

What's in It for Me?

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Improve your equipment while minimizing your costs

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PUD pays up to 100% of your project costs for better equipment

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Highlight your environmental stewardship to guests

 

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How Do Business Incentives Work?

 

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What Can Chelan PUD Help Me Pay For?

Your restaurant can save more money when installing better equipment with incentives from Chelan PUD.

 

Want updates on our incentive programs for your restaurant or commercial kitchen? We’re always adding ways for customers to save money on your electric bills and improve Chelan County businesses. Sign up for email updates and don't miss a chance to save on new equipment and upgrades!

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Lighting Solutions

Energy-efficient lighting can be a quick, easy, and inexpensive win. New lighting fixtures and LEDs can dramatically improve the aesthetics of your restaurant, providing better quality light and visibility where you need it.

High-efficiency lighting fixtures use up to 90% less energy—and money—and controls save you money by automatically turning lights off in unoccupied spaces like bathrooms or adjusting lights in empty parking lots without sacrificing security. Long lasting and shatter resistant, LEDs reduce your ongoing maintenance and replacement costs and lower your energy bills for years.

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Get started today by talking with your lighting contractor or contact Scott Stanford, our commercial energy advisor.

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Ongoing Savings: Moderate to high
Save up to 90% on lighting and maintenance costs for 10+ years

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Upfront Investment: Low to moderate
Chelan PUD pays up to 75% of your project costs. Remaining project costs are eligible for EnergySmart financing

effort: 2/5 easy to 3/5 moderate

Project Effort: Low to moderate
Projects range from quick and easy upgrades to involved relighting

 

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Refrigeration Solutions

The cost of keeping food cool can add up. Improve the performance of your existing equipment with a variety of improvements that minimize your energy bills and maintenance costs while alsoreducing food waste.

Chelan PUD can pay up to 100% of your project costs for energy-efficient refrigeration upgrades.

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Get started today by talking with your contractor or contact Scott Stanford, our commercial energy advisor.

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Ongoing Savings: Moderate
Save up to 30% on refrigeration for years

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Upfront Investment: Low to moderate
Chelan PUD pays up to 100% of your project costs. Remaining project costs are eligible for EnergySmart financing

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Project Effort: Low to moderate
Projects range from quick adjustments to recommissioning and new equipment

 

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Cooking Appliances

Save money on some of your largest energy users: your fryers, ovens, steam cookers, hot food holding cabinets (HFHCs), and other cooking appliances.

Check out our new incentives that can help you pay for new energy-efficient food service equipment that will improve your kitchen, lower your energy bills, and potentially offer better controls for improved safety.

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Get started today by talking with your contractor or contact Scott Stanford, our commercial energy advisor.

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Ongoing Savings: High
Save on energy costs for your biggest uses

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Upfront Investment: Moderate
Chelan PUD can pay up to 100% of your project costs. Any project costs not provided by Chelan PUD are eligible for EnergySmart financing

effort: 1/5 easy to 3/5 moderate

Project Effort: Low to moderate
Projects range from quick switches to involved redesigns

 

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Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Solutions

Keep your guests comfortable without breaking the bank. Ineffective and noisy heating and cooling can destroy your front of house experience, while still burning a hole in your budget.

To reduce costs and improve guest comfort, have new HVAC equipment installed in your facility. Chelan PUD pays up to 100% of the cost of energy-efficient equipment. These whole-building and room-by-room solutions also lower your operation and maintenance costs:

Get started today by talking with your HVAC contractor or contact Scott Stanford, our commercial energy advisor.

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Ongoing Savings: High
Save up to 50% on heating and cooling costs for 20+ years

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Upfront Investment: Low to free!
Chelan PUD pays up to 100% of your project costs. Any remaining project costs are eligible for EnergySmart financing

effort: 1/5 easy to 3/5 moderate

Project Effort: Low to moderate
Projects range from quick switches to involved redesigns

 

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Hybrid Water Heaters

Hybrid water heaters make the same hot water you need, at about 40% the operating costs. Plus, they last about 1.5 times as long as a conventional electric water heater, reducing your replacement costs over the long run.

Chelan PUD pays up to $1,400 per eligible hybrid water heater, saving you money now and for many years on reduced replacement and energy costs.

As an added bonus, a hybrid water heater provides essentially "free" cooling, as it releases cool, dehumidified air when running. This makes it a perfect addition to a space that needs cooling, like near a refrigerator.

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Get started today by talking with your plumber or contact Scott Stanford, our commercial energy advisor.

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Ongoing Savings: Low to moderate
Save 60% on water heating costs for 13+ years

upfront investment: 1/3 inexpensive

Upfront Investment: Low
Chelan PUD incentives can cover most and sometimes all of the cost of your new water heater. Any remaining project costs are eligible for EnergySmart financing

effort: 1/5 easy to 3/5 moderate

Project Effort: Low
Projects are typically straightforward replacements

 

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High-Efficiency Windows

Highlight stunning views, improve your restaurant aesthetics, or strategically block street noise, windows make a big impact on how guests experience their meal. Let us help improve your restaurant with new windows.

Chelan PUD pays up to 100% of the cost of high-efficiency windows, saving you money now and for years to come on lower energy costs. New windows also block UV rays that prematurely fade your furnishings.

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Get started today by talking with your window contractor or contact Scott Stanford, our commercial energy advisor.

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Ongoing Savings: Moderate
Save 10% to 40% on heating and cooling costs for 20+ years

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Upfront Investment: Moderate to high
Chelan PUD pays up to 100% of your project costs, which vary significantly by the windows you choose. Any remaining project costs are eligible for EnergySmart financing

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Project Effort: Moderate to high
Projects range from straightforward replacements to full redesigns

 

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Insulation

Reduce drafts and operating costs by increasing the insulation in your hotel. Chelan PUD will pay for up to 100% of your project costs.

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Scott Stanford, Chelan PUD commercial energy advisor

Hi, I'm Scott.

Questions? Talk with Scott Stanford, Chelan PUD commercial energy advisor. Call (509) 661-4187 or email scott.stanford@chelanpud.org.

 

We're always adding new ways to help you save money on your electricity bills and improve your restaurant. Sign up for email updates on our money-saving programs for your hotel or motel, so you don't miss a chance to save on new equipment or upgrades.

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