3 February 2016

Guidance on purchasing energy efficient kitchen equipment available in Finnish

New guidance on procuring commercial kitchen equipment has been published by Motiva, a partner in the EU-funded INNOCAT project. The professional kitchen guide provides information on choosing energy efficient and environmentally friendly kitchen equipment for professional use.

The guide includes environmental criteria for the most common dishwashers and refrigerators, covering a wide-variety of models and device types. As dishwashing is responsible for about 80 percent of the water used in kitchens and about 40 percent of electricity consumption, ensuring that caterers purchase the most efficient equipment possible can have a significant impact on the water and carbon footprint of food preparation.

The guide also outlines what potential procurers should look for, noting that the lower the noise output of the washing machine the greater the energy performance, and the greater the availability of spare parts the longer the washing machine will be operational. Motiva aims to continuously update the guide, adding information on more efficient models as they appear on the market.

For more information, download the professional kitchen guide.