The Time To Start Going Green With Your Restaurant Is NOW

The talk-of-the-town on a global scale lately has been climate change and how businesses of all kinds can focus on becoming more eco-friendly and sustainability conscious moving forward. This goes far beyond just restaurants, and reaches across the entire food and hospitality eco-system from food supply chains and distribution systems to the equipment manufacturers and other makers. Where does a restaurant come into play in the grand scheme of things when it comes to going green and being more eco-conscious? To start it can include things like moving to more eco-friendly cleaning solutions for the kitchen, or working to reduce water consumption in the restaurant both in the kitchen and at the bar. Most importantly though - it’s upgrading to energy efficient equipment when it comes time to purchase or upgrade your commercial equipment. 


Energy efficient and eco-conscious appliances are starting to pop up with most manufacturers. When it comes to actual energy consumption with appliances the leading indicator of an energy efficient appliance is the ENERGY STAR label. ENERGY STAR approved appliances have gone through a government approval for the their efficiency - and not only does it help from an environmental standpoint by pulling less energy from the grid, but it also has significant operating advantages from a business standpoint as ENERGY STAR appliances can help significantly reduce your utility bills month in and month out when used. Other appliances, such as gas-efficient fryers have been found to reduce other utility costs by over $4,000 annually when used over the traditional appliances. Newer kitchen appliances are also designed to better utilize water consumption, including newer commercial dishwashers and commercial steamers. These newer dishwashers, ice makers, and steamers greatly reduce the amount of water needed to properly operate, not only help cutting down the amount of water wasted to use the equipment but also greatly reducing monthly water bills at the same time. 


Other kitchen appliances that are moving toward a more green solution are the kitchen ventilation systems, and HoodMart is the ONLY Certified Green Hood Manufacturer on the market today. HoodMart high-efficiency components meet all green certification standards, and provide customers with exhaust hoods that area belt o run up to 82% more efficiently than other exhaust fans on the market today. HoodMart’s PerfectSpeed EC Ventilation Motor utilizes a true variable speed operation that offers up to 70% energy savings over standard PSC motors, and comes with a highly intuitive user interface that allows for efficient control of the motor unit to ensure the most optimal setup. HoodMart offers stand-alone energy efficient motor units and accessories, as well as Short Cycle Green Certified Exhaust Hood Packages from 4’ x 48” up to 20’ x 48” and Perforated Supply Plenum (PSP) Green Certified Hood Packages with both Tempered and Untempered Air options. Every HoodMart Green Certified Hood Package comes with an exhaust fan and supply fan with the PerfectSpeed EV Ventilation Motor, a roof or wall mounting fan curb, a 304 Stainless Internal Perforated Supply Plenum (IPS), stainless steel UL listed grease baffle filters, pre-wired lights with kitchen specific LED bulbs, a demand ventilation control system, a fire cabinet, stainless steel grease cup(s), hanging brackets, and a remote potentiometer. HoodMart provides our customers with a wide range of exhaust hood systems - from Compensating (Short Cycle) to Perforated Supply Plenum (PSP) - as well as all exhaust hood accessories such as no-weld grease duct, hood filters, canopy hood lights, and curbs. We also offer a wide range of walk-in refrigeration systems to meet your needs.   If you still have questions regarding the purchase of your hood system, please feel free to contact one of our experts today by calling us at 1.800.715.1014 or contacting us through our live chat system.