Energy Performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)9%
Annual (2016)2%
Water Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)30%
Annual (2016)6%

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Shari's Cafe and Pies' portfolio consists of 96 buildings and 400 thousand square feet. Shari's has improved energy performance by 9% from a 2012 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2025. Energy savings have been achieved by implementing lighting retrofits and HVAC upgrades across many restaurants, and an energy awareness program focused on low-cost opportunities for savings.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. Shari's has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 6% at 75 of its restaurants. There are 15 restaurants that have experienced an increase in Source EUI. These restaurants have been targeted for future energy efficiency improvements.


Property-level energy performance metrics, including EUI and percent improvement to date, are critical to track progress over time and identify opportunities for additional energy savings. Shari's portfolio consists of restaurants with similar baseline EUI values, most of which are between 800 and 2000' kBtu/sq. ft. The majority of restaurants have shown energy improvement since 2012. The restaurants located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.


Better Buildings Challenge Partners in the Water Savings program strive to decrease portfolio-wide water use intensity (WUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline year. Shari's improved water performance by 30% from a 2012 baseline. Shari's restaurants have achieved savings through implementation of low flow fixtures, heated dipperwells that ensure efficient operations, and smart irrigation meters.