Cooking-Up a New Approach for Commercial Program Design

Date Published: August 1, 2006

Document Type: Conference publication

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Program Administrator:

NYSERDA; Pacific Gas and Electric Company; SoCalGas


CEE; Hobart Corporation; American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy; Seattle Public Utilities

Author Names:

Andrews, Susan; Bramfitt, Mark; Dietemann, Al; Marks, Melisa; Khan, Afroz; Rick Cartwright (Hobart), Kate Lewis (EPA), Susan Loucks (CEE)


This paper discusses a recent national effort to better address these decision-making barriers through a new program design strategy. By adding industry perspectives as well as consumer thinking into program strategies and design, efficiency programs are likely to have greater, longer-term impacts in the market. The effort is unique in that it simultaneously addresses multiple efficiency opportunities within the foodservice sector through a “bundled” program approach that cuts across equipment types. The effort initially focuses on a particular segment within the foodservice sector, restaurants, which have significant savings potential, a high degree of efficiency program relevance, and a large customer base.

Committee Topics

Commercial & IndustrialCommercialKitchens - Commercial