Commercial Food Service

Commercial food service represents one of the larger water-using sectors in the non-residential category. Thousands of meals are prepared and hundreds of thousands of pieces of dishware washed every year in just one single restaurant. Water use in food service is especially important because the high-volume applications in those facilities are generally using hot water, and a restaurant can use up to three times as much energy as other commercial buildings. As such, the energy required to heat that water can be significant, and reduction of hot water consumption is therefore of much interest to both the energy utilities and the water providers.