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Cutting Kitchen Consumption: energy down by 34%; water down by 53%

Research by Zurich University shows that multifunctional appliances deliver significant savings and improve BREEAM rating

Frima VarioCooking Center at ABB Schweiz AGResearchers at Zurich University studied the energy consumption in a commercial catering kitchen before and after a major refurbishment.  They found that, by switching from conventional appliances to the latest multifunctional cooking technology, the kitchen reduced energy consumption by 34% and water consumption by 53%.  Moreover, the new kitchen appliances were able to produce more food from less space.

Since kitchens are a major centre of energy consumption centre in a commercial building, the switch to modern, multifunctional appliances can also impact on a BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rating.

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