Duke Manufacturing Co. announced that its commercial convection oven series was awarded the U.S. Government’s Energy Star. As a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy Star standard helps the foodservice industry save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

Duke is a U.S. based manufacturer of foodservice and preparation equipment solutions for major restaurant chains. The company’s 613, 613Q, and E-series convection ovens with “V electromechanical controls” or “XX electronic programmable controls” met the Energy Star efficiency requirements in categories of product performance, cost savings, and reduced energy consumption.

“Duke is proud to be an Energy Star partner,” says Jack Hake, Duke president and CEO. “We are committed to creating products that help our customers serve the highest quality food with the smallest environmental impact.”

Duke’s ovens tout less energy input than other similar products on the market, offering up to 35 percent energy savings. Duke’s high storage capacity commercial refrigeration system also received the Energy Star.

In addition to helping the foodservice industry save costs related to energy consumption through product innovation, Duke also launched a company-wide commitment to sustainability called “Project Green Shield,” an internal campaign that has reduced U.S. landfill waste by one third and recycled an average of 2.5 tons of paper, plastic, and cardboard and 140 tons of non-ferrous metals each month.

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