Commercial, Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - May 8, 2020
Just Salad to implement energy efficiency improvements
Just Salad announced May 5 that they will be implementing energy efficiency initiatives including upgrades to lighting, HVAC and refrigeration at three pilot locations in New York City in a move that is expected to reduce their carbon emissions by 91.2 metric tons annually.
The fast-casual healthy restaurant chain signed an agreement in Budderfly, the energy management company that will be overseeing the project. Through the agreement, Budderfly will provide 100% of the capital to install, maintain and monitor the efficiency upgrades.
“This is a financial and environmental win-win that reflects Just Salad’s commitment to operationalizing sustainability at scale,” Nick Kenner, founder and CEO of Just Salad, said in a statement. “We are excited to install state-of-the-art energy efficiency solutions in our stores that will reduce unnecessary costs and wasted energy.”
The restaurant chain is pursuing a lower carbon footprint through a variety of initiatives that includes these energy efficiency upgrades, reducing food and plastic waste and offering plant-based, low-emissions menu items.
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