The Wendy's Company: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)12%
Annual (2018)-2%
Water Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

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. The Wendy's Company’s portfolio consists of more than 300 corporate-owned buildings with over 1 million total square feet. Wendy's corporate-owned restaurants participating in the Challenge have improved energy performance by 12% from a 2012 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2025. Energy savings have been achieved by remodeling restaurants, installing LED parking lot lighting, upgrading interior lighting, completing walk-in cooler/freezer motor upgrades, and implementing 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. Wendy's has achieved energy performance improvement of greater than 10% at nearly 140 of its corporate restaurants. Further energy reduction is expected with the continuing remodeling of restaurants, energy efficiency upgrades, and operational focus on energy savings.


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. The Wendy's Company's portfolio consists of properties with a wide range of baseline EUI values, most of which are from 15 to 30 kBtu/transaction. The majority of properties have shown energy improvement since 2012. The properties located near or below the 0% axis may present good opportunities for further savings.