Tallahassee, FL, February 2, 2010: From reducing waste to boosting efficiency, Florida restaurants seem to be moving in the right economic and environmental direction. With the link between “saving money” and “saving the earth” becoming increasingly apparent, corporate-owned Tijuana Flats is among the latest aboard the “green” bandwagon.
Upon opening a store in Lauderhill, Florida, Tijuana Flats implemented numerous cost-reducing, eco-friendly initiatives, including the installation of a natural gas tankless water heater. Providing the best possible energy-efficiency, this new natural gas technology heats water on demand—rather than storing and reheating water in a tank. Because water is only heated when needed, commercial kitchens can enjoy a seemingly endless supply, along with substantial energy savings.
Additional green modifications included: LED lights, an energy management system (EMS) hood, a solar-powered timer, an Energy Star-rated steamer and low flow toilets. Although such equipment has a slightly higher initial cost, businesses can potentially see a return on their investment in as little as a year. Tijuana Flats plans to continue implementing environmentally responsible products and practices in future stores.
The Florida Natural Gas Association (FNGA
) is a non-profit organization that promotes and encourages the growth of the natural gas industry in the state of Florida. It also seeks to protect the interests of the industry, its members and consumers. Our members include distribution companies, transmission, gas supply marketers and affiliate members. With a membership of more than 100 companies, FNGA represents every segment of the natural gas industry.
For more information, please contact Jenna Bernardo, FNGA staff member, phone. (321) 779-1010, firstname.lastname@example.org.