In many instances initiatives to reduce water consumption can also result in a

In many instances initiatives to reduce water

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energy. In many instances, initiatives to reduce water consumption can also result in a reduction in energy use. A. Water consumption The pie chart below has shown normally water usage in fast-food outlet separate in different parts and according to the percentage, it easy to minimize the water consumption.
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Kitchen; 50.00% Restroom; 30.00% Cooling and heating; 5.00% Others; 15.00% Typical water usage in fast-food outlets We can tell from the chart that kitchen is the major part of water consumption in the business. Here are some examples for reducing the water use: 1. Use water efficient appliances can significantly reduce the water use and save the money in the long term. 2. Fix any leaks – it can waste thousands of litres of water. 3. Avoid thawing food under running water. The chart below indicates the past and current water usage and future achievable goals:
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Jan uary February Ma rch Apri l Ma y Jun e July Augu st September Octobe r Nov ember Dec ember 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 Monthly average water consumption 2018 2019 Month Kilo Litre Our target is to reduce 50 kilolitres per month for next year, 50 kiloliter x 12 month = 600 kilo litre per year. Keep monitoring and review the progress against the goals and project plan. B. Energy Consumption The pie chart indicates the percentage of the electricity use in a fast-food outlet as below: Lighting; 8.00% Cooling; 11.00% Cooking; 20.00% Ventilation; 12.00% Miscellaneous; 4.00% Refrigeration; 45.00% Energy consumption in fast-food outlet
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Refrigeration is the major part of the energy consumption in the business. Here are some policies to help reduce the usage of energy: 1. Choosing the energy-efficient appliances can help the business save money on energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Many electric equipment have an Energy Rating Label to help to calculate how much electricity the product uses. The More Stars, the more energy efficient. 2. Switch off all possible appliances at the end of the day; also turn off the appliances while not using them. 3. Communicate the energy efficiency plan to the staff member; the information needs to be practical and relevant. They also need to be trained about their role in implementing the plan. Positive communication and good training will lead to better staff participation and better saving on the energy bills. 4. Turning off lights and maximising the use of daylight. Also switching to more energy efficient lighting helps to cut the lighting bills in 10-25%. 5. Because refrigeration equipment runs 24 hours a day, it really pays to have the most energy efficient equipment possible. Therefore, installation of solar PV panels if possible can help to save some energy in sunny day. 6. Keep the fridge door shut after use. Careless with opening and closing the fridge door wastes 50 to 120kWh a year.
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The chart below indicates the monthly energy consumption of the food outlet as well as the achievement goal for next year.
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