The energy management program, available to Dunkin’ Brands franchise owners, seeks to identify opportunities to improve the energy management capabilities of DD locations. It addresses whole building energy savings, while providing insight into building operations and system controls, with the goal of reducing overall operating costs and encouraging investments to pursue energy efficiency. Based upon a strategic partnership between the corporate entity and the utilities, the program was designed to be straightforward and simple. It was also designed for generous incentives and financing options for interested franchise owners.
Recognized as a real step forward, the program was awarded the 2017 Energy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Non-Residential Program Design and Implementation by the AESP.
“Dunkin’ Brands is committed to supporting our franchisees’ initiatives towards reducing energy usage and adopting sustainable approaches whenever possible,” said Kate Jaspon, Vice President, Finance & Treasury. “Through our collaboration with National Grid and Eversource, we have developed an innovative program that provides our franchisees an effective process for investing in energy efficiency in ways that can create more sustainable restaurants while maintaining store profitability. We are honored that the result of our partnership has been recognized by AESP, a leading association in energy efficiency and management.”
NRM has retrofitted hundreds of coolers with their smart controls and energy efficiency measures in coordination with the program. We are proud to play a role in this exciting program.
The full press release from Dunkin’ Brands can be found here: