Heat tape + snowmelt systems: Use controls and timers to reduce runtime and install a timer to ensure operation only between the hours of 9am to 4pm daily
Utilities’ online portals: Many utilities have interactive sites to review usage (Holy Cross Energy, Xcel Energy). Log in to check if changes are paying off.
Ask Customers to Do Their Part
Cut waste on take-out service: Ask customers if they have their own sauces, utensils and napkins to reduce duplication. Use compostable to-go containers and utensils to supplement what they don’t provide.
Don’t idle: Encourage customers to shut off their vehicles while waiting for to-go orders.
Mac grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, where energy, water and the environment were frequently the topic of dinner table conversations. He enjoys taking part in all of the incredible outdoor opportunities the Roaring Fork Valley has to offer. Backpacking, hiking, skiing, disc golf and playing soccer are just a few of the ways he might to spend a nice day. On the not so nice days, you will find him listening to new music and working on his latest knitting project.