Energy Performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)10%
Annual (2017)2%
Water Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)37%
Annual (2017)21%
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

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 has improved energy performance by 10% from a 2012 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2025. Energy savings has been achieved by implementing lighting retrofits and Demand Control Ventilation systems across many restaurants, as well as through an internal energy awareness program focused on low-cost opportunities for savings.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY PROPERTY

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 62 of its restaurants. There are 9 restaurants that have experienced an increase in Source EUI, making these restaurants candidates for future energy efficiency improvements.

IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT

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.

WATER PERFORMANCE: SUMMARY

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source water use intensity (WUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Shari's has surpassed its water performance goal in 2017, achieving 37% savings from a 2012 baseline. Shari's restaurants have achieved savings through installation of low flow fixtures and more efficient dipperwells, as well as through the use of new smart irrigation systems.