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Rational Partners with ENERGY STAR Program to Provide Sustainability in Commercial Foodservice Kitchens.

Rational, the global technology and market leader in hot food preparation, has joined EPA’s ENERGY STAR program as an ENERGY STAR partner. Due to Rational’s focus on its holistic approach to sustainability, whitefficiency, its SelfCookingCenter units have earned the ENERGY STAR. Currently, Rational is only one of two combination oven manufacturers that is an ENERGY STAR partner.

Rational sees efficiency as making the optimum use of all resources, whether it be time, energy, water, space or raw materials – in other words, whitefficiency. Whitefficiency is an integrated approach that has been firmly established within Rational’s corporate philosophy from the onset. It underlines the sustainability by the way it operates: from development, to production, to operation in the kitchen, to the unique service, right through to the recycling of the used appliances.

Compared to standard equipment, ENERGY STAR certified combination ovens on average are roughly 30% more efficient. This means that they have an estimated annual savings of $250 (gas models) and $700 (electric models), save roughly 28 MBTU per year or 7,121 kWh per year and have a lifetime savings of $2,500 (gas models) and $6,800 (electric models), which is based on 12-year life and 4 percent discount, and actual savings will vary depending on use.

For more information about the ENERGY STAR program for commercial ovens, you can visit their website at:

Posted by Erica Schmucker

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