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Sustainability

SustainabilityHardt’s EnergyWise program is dedicated to continuously improving product design, in order to help our clients realize their sustainability goals. We also enforce environmentally-friendly practices in our production facility and office.

Please see a list of examples below.


Helping You Meet Your Sustainability Goals

  1. The Blaze and Inferno 3500 gas rotisseries are built using Hardt’s patented Black-Body Technology. This has helped reduce energy consumption by 50% relative to most comparable rotisseries.
  2. Our patented Zone Technology is used on our line of hot cases. It monitors the temperature of the heating plates in multiple locations throughout the merchandiser’s surface, ensuring energy consumption only when it is required.
  3. Our ovens are insulated with state-of-the-art materials to reduce energy waste.
  4. Hardt’s equipment includes “sleep” or “low energy” modes when not in use. As often as possible LED lighting is used in our products.

Green Practices In Our Production Facility & Office

  1. In addition to designing energy efficient equipment, we also focus on reducing the energy required to manufacture our products and dispose of them as well.
  2. Ongoing focus on the materials used for production has led to fewer materials required to build each product, more recyclable material and therefore less waste. For example, the CombI-Q is made with 30% fewer parts than comparable ovens.
  3. Reduction of Hazardous Substance (ROHS) guidelines are followed in electronic controls.
  4. Only rechargeable electric forklift trucks are used in our production facility.
  5. Our facility has been updated with energy efficient lighting.
  6. Motion sensing lighting has been installed in all bathrooms, kitchen, locker room and conference rooms.
  7. We actively recycle printer toner cartridges, paper, wood, metals and other materials.
  8. We use paper and envelopes that are FSC certified and contains 50% post consumer content.
  9. Paper towels in kitchen and bathrooms are made of 100% recycled paper.
  10. Recycle can bins are available in the kitchen.
  11. Computer monitors are Energy Star certified flat screens.
  12. Glass cleaners used on display cases have been switched to a biodegradable product.