Technology map of Sustainable restaurants

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1-2-3 Tech./Strat. to be considered in early project design phase
1-2-3 Tech./Strat. to be considered in mid-project design phase
1-2-3 Tech./Strat. to be considered in final project design phase

Basic / Recommended / Ambitious: Degree to wich the strategy or technology is recommended for adoption

(Recommendations are only for general guidance and will depend on actual projects)

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Active thermal comfort

Basic
1-2-3Solar thermal panels
Recommended
1-2-3Exposure/accumulation/distribution of solar energy (windows, greenhouses...)
1-2-3Condensing boiler
1-2-3"Free cooling"
1-2-3Active night-cooling
1-2-3Heat exchanger
Ambitious
1-2-3Heatpump (geothermal,...)
1-2-3Displacement ventilation
1-2-3Absorption chiller
1-2-3Solarwall
1-2-3Radiant/absortion surfaces (radiant floor, cool ceiling, cool beam...)

Artificial Illumination

Basic
1-2-3Energy efficient lighting
1-2-3Minimizing nocturnal night pollution
Recommended
1-2-3Full-spectrum task lighting
Ambitious
1-2-3Manual/sensor controlled

Electric power generation

Basic
1-2-3Solar photovoltaic panels
Recommended
1-2-3

Renewable grid-power purchase

Ambitious
1-2-3High temperature geothermal
1-2-3Storage (batteries, hydrogen, flywheel...)
1-2-3Solar (chimney, high temperature concentrator)
1-2-3Biofuel
1-2-3Micro-turbine
1-2-3Off-peak electric consumption (ice making)
1-2-3Fuel cell
1-2-3Hydrogen generator (electrolysis...)

Equipment

Basic
1-2-3Compost machine
1-2-3Kitchen appliances maintenance
1-2-3Clean fridges and freezers
1-2-3Organization in the fridge
Recommended
1-2-3Efficient appliance
1-2-3Restored/recycled furniture
1-2-3Solar oven
1-2-3Spooner
1-2-3Industrial ovens
1-2-3Sustainable kitchen
1-2-3Conveyor toaster
1-2-3Baking sensor

Food supplies

Basic
1-2-3Buy seasonal food
1-2-3Buy fish with sustainable certificate
1-2-3Organic products
1-2-3Give the leftover food to a social organization
1-2-3

Use excess of product for food teaser

1-2-3

Keep an accountant of the orders to minimize de excess of food

1-2-3Buy sustainable seafood
1-2-3Buy local ingredients
1-2-3Buy non-perfect looking food
1-2-3Buy in bulk
Ambitious
1-2-3Have your own orchard
1-2-3Produce your own beer and liquor
1-2-3Purchase certifications

Ingredients

Basic
1-2-3No use of additives of preservaties
1-2-3No use of pesticides
1-2-3Vanilla
1-2-3Coffee and tea
1-2-3Eggs
1-2-3Corn
1-2-3Yeast
1-2-3Local ingredients

Management

Basic
1-2-3Respect the architectural value of the building
1-2-3Promote car-sharing between workers
1-2-3Responsible marketing
Recommended
1-2-3Producers showcase
1-2-3Fairtrade products
1-2-3Collaboration with NGO
Ambitious
1-2-3Disable people inclusion
1-2-3Promoting regional culture
1-2-3Community service
1-2-3Flexible schedules
1-2-3Egalitarian salaries

Natural Illumination

Basic
1-2-3Orientation, obstruction, function
1-2-3

Fenestration (horizontal/vertical)

1-2-3Diffusion: shutters, blinds, curtains, etc. (int., ext.)
1-2-3Interior color/reflectivity
Ambitious
1-2-3Natural light transport (light-tubes, fiber optics...)
1-2-3Lightshelf
1-2-3Electrochromic glass
1-2-3Refractive surfaces (Serraglaze)

Natural ventilation

Basic
1-2-3Cross ventilation
Ambitious
1-2-3Solar chimney/thermosiphon effect
1-2-3Venturi effect
1-2-3Wind Catchers

Other

Basic
1-2-3Elegance/aesthetics
1-2-3Acoustic comfort
Recommended
1-2-3Interior vegetation
1-2-3Ergonomics in a restaurant
1-2-3Modern telecommunication and telecommuting
Ambitious
1-2-3Flexible: Increase and diversify uses, audience, work hours...

Passive thermal comfort

Basic
1-2-3Geometry
1-2-3Orientation
1-2-3Taking advantage of local micro-climate
1-2-3Clothing & metabolism
1-2-3

Internal heat gains

1-2-3Exterior reflectivity
1-2-3

Low-E fenestration

1-2-3Thermal mass
Recommended
1-2-3Exposure to solar radiation and heat storage (windows, greenhouse...)
Ambitious
1-2-3Interseasonal heat storage
1-2-3Geothermal heat exchanger
1-2-3Phase changing materials ("virtual" therma mass) (Micronal)
1-2-3Trombe walls
1-2-3Passive night cooling
1-2-3Evaporative cooling
1-2-3Dynamic insulation

Transport

Basic
1-2-3Prioritize public transportation
1-2-3Plan multiple errands in one trip
1-2-3Deliveries by bicycle
Ambitious
1-2-3Bicycle parking
1-2-3Showers, changing rooms

Utensils

Basic
1-2-3Fabric kitchen towels
1-2-3Biodegradable cleaning products
1-2-3Sustainable disposables
1-2-3Organic cotton linen
1-2-3Wooden cutlery
1-2-3Cloth piping bags
1-2-3Unbleached, recycled parchment
1-2-3Cleanable and reusable boxes
Ambitious
1-2-3Edible creations to serve the food
1-2-3Edible culery

Waste

Basic
1-2-3Composting
1-2-3Separation
1-2-3Reduction
1-2-3Recycling
Recommended
1-2-3Straw free policy
1-2-3No use of bottled water
Ambitious
1-2-3Reuse
1-2-3Compacting

Water

Basic
1-2-3Waterless urinals
1-2-3Aerated faucets / showerheads
1-2-3Dual flush/low consumption/compressed air WC
1-2-3Use cold water instead of warm
1-2-3Fill the dishwasher
Recommended
1-2-3Aquatron toilet system
1-2-3Water leak alarm
1-2-3Automatic faucet & urinal
1-2-3Greywater reuse
Ambitious
1-2-3Dry toilets
1-2-3Grease Trap
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Nowadays significant time and money gets invested in cleantech solutions (electrical cars, wind generators, biofuels, etc.) that contribute significantly towards reducing CO2 emissions. At Sustainable Reference (the makers of SustPro), we believe, however, that if we collectively share all those sustainable solutions that are already available and can be applied in our projects, jobs, companies, cities, homes and lifestyles, that we´ll gain a much bigger benefit than what´s gained by any individual technology by itself. Sharing and encouraging solutions and good practices will help make a better world for us and for the generations to come. Thank you for visiting SustPro.