- Federal agencies are required to purchase products as designated or specified under this program
Where to Buy
Legal Requirements Lists federal requirements related to the purchase of this item, including applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements
Life Cycle Cost Savings
For most applications, energy-efficient commercial griddles have the lowest life-cycle cost. For example, FEMP has estimated that an Energy Star-qualified electric griddle can save a typical federal user $795 and EPA has estimated that a qualified gas griddle can save a typical user $1,199 in energy costs over the life of the units. In addition, EPA has estimated that the same Energy Star-qualified units can avoid between 1,738 and 3,997 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.