The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Pre-rinse Spray Valves

on July 27, 2016 the Bad and the Ugly, The Good, Uncategorized, Water consumption and Tags: , , , , with 0 comments

One of the things we hear most from retailers that we work with is that going through the Grocery Stewardship Certification (GSC) process drives home the many, many things that impact sustainability at a grocery store.  Store employees are not just given the big picture about why sustainability matters (making the planet and community better + saving resources and money for your company), but are taught about the small changes that can make big impacts.

sprayvalveReplacing your pre-rinse spray valves with a low flow version is one of those small changes that can make a big impact.  The EPA states that ‘by switching to a WaterSense labeled pre–rinse spray valve, a commercial or institutional kitchen can save more than $115 annually in energy and water costs.’  Multiply that number by the number of spray valves in all of your stores and it adds up to significant savings for a retailer!

Working with the GSC can help you quantify just how much you can save annually by making the switch.  Check out our most recent The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: Pre-rinse Spray Valves to learn more about how you can save your supermarket money and reduce water usages.

Engaging your employees and educating them on the sustainability impacts of tasks like water usage is one of the many benefits of enrolling in the Grocery Stewardship Certification.  Please email us at gsc@manomet.org to learn more about how your store or grocery chain can get started!