A Thriftier Kitchen Helper


nrdcThe Department of Energy proposed a new rule to improve the energy efficiency of a component present in nearly all commercial kitchens. The new standards will reduce both energy and water use of pre-rinse spray valves, the hand-held fixture that is widely used to rinse off plates, trays, pots, and silverware as commercial dishwashers are loaded up, by 9 percent. The cumulative reduction in CO2 emissions through 2030 from this new standard would amount to 1.83 metric tons, equal to the emissions resulting from the annual electricity use of about 251,719 homes. NRDC Senior Water Policy Analyst, Ed Osann wrote about the proposed standards in more detail here: switchboard.nrdc.org


posted by Andrea Gonzalez 6/23/15

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