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Coffee Brewers Added to ENERGY STAR Program
➙The EPA has finalized an ENER- GY STAR specification including
commercial coffee brewers to the
Despite their presence in nearly every
commercial establishment, coffee brewers
have not previously been included in the
program and will now be held to strict
specifications in order to qualify.
Although coffee brewers are typically
found in three main categories – single-cup brewers, batch brewers and urn/satel-lite brewers – the new ENERGY STAR
specification will only focus on batch commercial coffee brewers for the time being.
Eventually, the EPA expects to expand
their program to include other types of
brewers once more concrete energy usage
data becomes available.
The batch brewers that meet these new
requirements will need to exhibit signifi-
cant energy savings over conventional
models based on their individu-
al size and configuration.
Furthermore, some commercial coffee brewers will include
“energy save” modes. Manufacturers that are to receive ENERGY STAR certification will need
to share extensive information
about products’ features and
energy use, allowing consumers to find the most appropriate
brewer for their needs.
Commercial coffee brewers as they are now can use an
extensive amount of energy.
Brewers that earn the ENERGY
STAR can save up to 35% on
energy usage compared to conventional
coffee brewers. If all commercial coffee
brewers sold in the U. S. were certified,
energy cost savings could exceed $41 million each year.
Additionally, more than 700 million
pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions would be prevented, equivalent
to the emissions from nearly 70,000
COFFEE IS A WORKPLACE STAPLE, so adding commercial
brewers to ENERGY STAR provides FMs a solution that will
impact energy usage immediately.
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