ITW Food Equipment Group has earned the nation’s highest honor for catering equipment energy efficiency for the 12th consecutive year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded ITW its Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for 2019.
The accolade recognizes the focus on energy savings and efficiency in the manufacturing of food equipment from its family of premium brands, including Hobart, Baxter, Traulsen, Vulcan, Wolf, Stero and Wittco.
“For a dozen years now, we have been building a strong partnership with the Energy Star program and the EPA, and we are proud to say today that it is stronger than ever,” said Lei Schlitz, executive vice president of ITW.
“At ITW Food Equipment Group, we are committed to delivering energy and resource efficiency in our products, because it’s important to our customers and the right thing for our environment.”
The premium brands of ITW Food Equipment Group have built their reputations on manufacturing high performance commercial food equipment products that deliver superior energy and resource efficiency.
With an expansive offering of more than 400 Energy Star-certified products, ITW says it remains committed to developing next-generation, energy-efficient equipment. Over the past two years it has delivered an 8% increase in the availability of Energy Star certified models.
Recent highlights include Energy Star certification for Vulcan’s ECO2 ½ size electric convection oven and VC4 and VC6 series electric convection ovens, which made Vulcan the only convection oven manufacturer to achieve Energy Star certification for all of its ovens, as well as the conversion of multiple Traulsen refrigeration equipment production lines to low global warming potential refrigerants that maintain or improve on prior model energy usage.
It also launched a new total cost of ownership calculator for Hobart dishwashing line, which calculates the water and energy savings that can be realized when comparing a new, Energy Star-certified dish machine with any other legacy dish machine.