Taking A Bite Out of Energy Costs at Zaytinya

Restaurants waste more energy than a typical business—as much as $8 billion in energy every year. ThinkFoodGroup is taking steps to change that at Zaytinya.

ThinkFoodGroup (TFG), the company behind José Andrés restaurants, hotels, and philanthropy, operates some of the most popular restaurants in the District. One of the most recognizable TFG establishments is Zaytinya, a restaurant serving Greek and Mediterranean cuisine and ranking consistently as a top DC dining destination since it opened in 2002. 

In 2015, the company asked the DCSEU for help in upgrading lighting at the restaurant in both the front of the house and the back of the house. The DCSEU offered the restaurant rebates to replace old, inefficient lighting with efficient LED fixtures.  These upgrades will paid for themselves in less than one year.

"In an effort to be more energy-efficient, we enlisted the help of DCSEU to upgrade our lighting," said Stewart Newbold, Senior Director of Operations at TFG. "Not only has this process saved the restaurant money, it’s also better for the environment, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results."

Zaytinya’s lighting upgrades save the restaurant more than $8,250 in yearly electric costs. The efficient lighting also saves nearly 77,000 kWh of electricity annually—the equivalent of about seven homes’ electricity use each year!

Learn more about LED lighting rebates for your restaurant or business.

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