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Commercial Hot Food Holding Cabinets

Last Updated: 09/02/19 Click to see brand name products that meet these requirements

A heated, fully enclosed compartment with one or more solid or transparent doors designed to maintain the temperature of hot food that has been cooked using a separate appliance.

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Life Cycle Cost Savings

Life Cycle Costing (LCC) aims to quantify the financial impact of a product over its entire life cycle to assist consumers in making decisions that will save them money over the long term.

For most applications, energy-efficient hot food holding cabinets have the lowest life-cycle cost. For example, FEMP has estimated that an Energy Star-qualified holding cabinet can save a typical federal user $960 in energy costs over the life of the unit. In addition, EPA has estimated that an Energy Star-qualified unit can avoid 2,644 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year.

An efficient product is cost effective when the energy costs saved over the life of the product exceed the additional upfront cost (if any) of the more efficient model. Energy Star considers both upfront costs and lifetime energy cost savings when setting required efficiency levels. Federal purchasers can assume that Energy Star-qualified products are life-cycle cost effective. On its Purchasing & Procurement page, Energy Star offers MS-Excel-based calculators to estimate how much money and energy you can save purchasing ENERGY STAR commercial kitchen equipment.

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