McDonald's Partners with JouleSmart
to Improve Operations and Energy Efficiency
To operate two McDonald's restaurants in a more efficient manner.
McDonald's restaurants in Bedford Hills and Ossining, NY sought to install cost-effective, energy efficient fixtures and a cloud-based energy management system in the two 2,000 sq.ft. establishments that could be centrally managed from a remote location.
Use a cost-effective, two-phased approach—requiring no cash outlay by the business owner—to achieve sustainability objectives while minimizing day-to-day business disruption
JouleSmart designed and implemented—with minimal installation disruption—a two-phased turnkey retrofit providing remote operational oversight of energy usage at the two restaurants.
Phase 1: We installed our JouleSmart Buildings system to aggregate energy consumption data, monitor and control equipment, adjust and optimize temperature, and analyze usage data for continuous operational improvement.
Phase 2: We replaced indoor fluorescent light fixtures with an LED system that is controlled by wireless occupancy sensors to provide immediate savings and long-term maintenance cost reductions.
Within eighteen months of implementation, we enabled two McDonald's restaurants to cut electricity costs by 23%, maximum peak demand by 10%, and the volume of natural gas used
We provided full project investment—that will be recovered from energy savings—and secured a rebate that reduced equipment and labor costs by nearly 50%, effectively shortening the payback period to four years.