Manufacturers are developing ever more energy efficient equipment, as well as looking at ways their designs can save on the use of other resources such as water. However, it’s not always necessary to buy new models to save energy – there are plenty of ways to minimise the consumption of resources on the equipment already installed.
CESA’s ‘Save IT!’ campaign, which the Association runs in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, includes wipe-clean, kitchen-proof stickers and is designed to remind staff to save energy by shutting it, filling it, turning it off and finally, to look after it – ‘it’ being kitchen equipment.
By following basic resource-saving practices caterers can lengthen the life of their equipment as well as saving running costs.
CESA’s labels for the campaign are sticky-backed and can be attached to relevant pieces of kit – ‘Shut It!’ for the oven door and so on – to act as prompts for kitchen staff. The labels are available free on request, but stocks are limited. Contact CESA via the website for more information: www.cesa.org.uk.