Restaurant Chain Sees 1 Year Payback of Energy Management System

May 30, 2013 By Linda Hardesty

Not Your Average Joe's logoThe restaurant chain Not Your Average Joe’s has deployed Powerhouse Dynamics’ eMonitor energy and asset management system at its 18 locations, and the company says the system has paid for itself during its first year.

eMonitor remotely controls heating and cooling and helps identify equipment-related issues early. It analyzes every electric load in a restaurant and delivers real-time intelligence to weed out unnecessary energy spending. eMonitor can also monitor natural gas and water usage as well as temperatures and other key variables tied to energy conservation.

For Not Your Average Joe’s, eMonitor delivered savings from reduced equipment use during non-business hours, better equipment scheduling, and early identification of equipment problems. Its remote control of HVAC systems facilitated a balance between cost and guest comfort, with total first-year savings coming in at more than 10 percent of the overall energy spend.

Not Your Average Joe’s has restaurants in Massachusetts, Virginia and Maryland.

Recently, the Green Restaurant Association endorsed Powerhouse Dynamics’ eMonitor energy management system.

One comment on “Restaurant Chain Sees 1 Year Payback of Energy Management System

  1. Franchise chains make up a huge resource consumption footprint in aggregate. Great to see them taking energy management seriously. We’ve been looking at a company called Plotwatt for deeper analytics and load disaggregation.

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