CONVENTION CENTER’S LARGE-SCALE ENERGY STAR RETROFIT
At one million square-feet, the Oregon Convention Center is the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest. When the LEED-certified convention center needed to expand its kitchen, operators looked for ways to increase kitchen capacity while maintaining the facility’s high efficiency standards. Assisted by their local food service supplier, the convention center replaced 28 hot-food holding cabinets with 30 new Energy Star qualified units. These new cabinets save the convention center over 200,000 kWh each year, which translates into over $12,000 in utility bill savings annually.
The Oregon Convention Center food service operators are also pleased with the non-energy features of their new equipment. With these new hot-food holding cabinets, the convention center has experienced improved food quality and better temperature control, as well as safer kitchen operations due to improved insulation. The Energy Star qualified cabinets are also more comfortable and convenient, with ergonomic handles and hands-free access.
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