Equipment Innovation in the Age of LEED

Equipment Innovation in the Age of LEED

Growing interest in LEED certification and energy savings that justify efficient equipment investments are changing the way foodservice kitchens and serveries are outfitted.

This past November, long-running efforts to encourage more sustainable and energy-efficient commercial foodservice operations took a major step forward. That's when new LEED for Retail standards were finalized, a milestone that capped a multi-year effort to realistically apply the nation's most widely recognized building sustainability certification program to commercial spaces like restaurants, which have “process” needs that vary significantly from those of ordinary building areas.

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