Greening Your Restaurant: Unlocking Energy and Cost Savings by Benchmarking

  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117


Learn about the concept of benchmarking — measuring your building’s energy, water and waste and materials consumption — using the industry-leading tool ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager®. Whether you own your building or are a tenant in an existing building, benchmarking will help you identify opportunities for cost savings in your restaurant through energy- and water-saving measures.


  • Basics of benchmarking
  • Current and upcoming benchmarking regulations
  • Identifying and tracking savings opportunities in Portfolio Manager®
  • Top energy and water efficiency recommendations for restaurants
  • Tools to find rebates and incentives
  • Earning recognition for green efforts through local Green Business Networks


Rebecca Sappenfield Baptiste, LEED AP O+M, WELL AP, is an associate manager in Distributed Energy Resources Programs at the Center for Sustainable Energy. She utilizes her green building expertise to provide benchmarking technical knowledge and coaching, inform green building policy and regulation development, and assist in developing local green business networks and events. Rebecca holds master’s degrees in integrated science and technology and a master’s in sustainable environmental resources management, as well as a professional certificate in sustainable business practices. 

Additional Details

Check-in 8:00 am, Continental Breakfast Provided

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This is a project of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, which is partially funded by California utility customers and administered by San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. The Center for Sustainable Energy® is a member of the collaborative. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.