Massachusetts Restaurants Get Greener with New Kitchen Energy Technology

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Next Step Living launches commercial kitchen technology to reduce restaurant hot water heating bills. Boston area restaurants first to try EcoThermal Filter clean energy system.

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“Every once in a while, a new product comes along that is a game changer—that’s cost-effective, user-friendly and impactful." Kerry Miller, Director of Membership Services, Massachusetts Restaurant Association

WHAT:     
Demonstration and launch of Next Step Living’s EcoThermal Filter System which enables restaurants to save thousands of dollars a year in hot water heating bills. Next Step Living has acquired MVP Energy LLC, creators of the EcoThermal Filter System, an innovative, clean energy technology for commercial kitchens. Among local restaurants piloting the system are the Stockyard in Brighton, Mass. and Cape Cod Irish Village in South Yarmouth, Mass.

The EcoThermal Filter System captures waste heat from the cook line to preheat water. The waste heat moves through the grease filters and blows over embedded heat exchangers and the water is preheated. That preheated water flows to the water storage tank to be used as needed.

“Every once in a while, a new product comes along that is a game changer—that’s cost-effective, user-friendly and impactful. EcoThermal Filter System integrates seamlessly into your existing kitchen systems and immediately starts saving you money and energy.” Kerry Miller, Director of Membership Services, Massachusetts Restaurant Association

WHERE:     
Stockyard Restaurant, 135 Market Street, Brighton, Mass. 02135

WHEN:     
Tuesday, February 10
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

CONTACT:    
On site, Jennifer Dunton, Next Step Living. Stockyard number is 617-782-4700

INTERVIEWS:
Gabe Shapiro, Vice President, Outreach Programs, Next Step Living
Ted Zawalick, Manager, EcoThermal Division, Next Step Living
Jerry Lynch, Owner, Stockyard Restaurant    

EVENT BACKGROUND:
There’s a $10 billion price tag affiliated with energy use in the commercial food service industry. And 80% of that is allocated to inefficient cooking. To help commercial kitchens conserve energy and costs, Next Step Living, a leading provider of whole-home energy solutions in the Northeast, is launching its first commercial product, EcoThermal Filter System. Next Step Living is initially targeting the Boston metro area for the filter system. There is a 70% subsidy available for National Grid customers and one national chain that used the system in a pilot test estimates the savings at more than $4,000 annually. ROI is expected within two years.

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