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FSTC exterior The Food Service Technology Center (FSTC) funded by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is located in San Ramon, California.
The Leader in Commercial Kitchen Energy Efficiency
The FSTC is the industry leader in commercial kitchen FSTC Virtual Tour energy efficiency and appliance performance testing. Operated by Fisher-Nickel, inc., the FSTC has developed over 35 Standard Test Methods for evaluating commercial kitchenappliance and system performance.

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The FSTC is The Most Valuable Resource for the commercial food service industry. Along with a library of information on equipment performance, the FSTC provides expertise in commercial kitchen ventilation, water heating and building energy efficiency, including lighting, glazing and HVAC.

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FSTC’s goal is to provide education, viable resources and up-to-date information at no cost. The FSTC’s knowledge and expertise can help you take advantage of available rebates and enjoy substantial savings.

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For More Than 20 Years...
The Food Service Technology Center opened in 1987 as a fuel-neutral scientific testing facility for benchmarking the energy performance of equipment used in commercial kitchens.

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The FSTC develops comprehensive performance test methods, and applies them to equipment submitted by end-users and manufacturers.

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Because the center is fuel neutral, the FSTC can approach the evaluation process with an absence of bias unmatched in the industry End-users and manufacturers can have complete confidence in the objectivity of the Center's findings.

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The FSTC consists of a fully-instrumented 9,000-square foot appliance research facility capable of measuring energy consumption of both gas and electric appliances under controlled laboratory conditions.

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The FSTC is the primary information resource for the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for commercial food service.

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The FSTC has contributed significantly to the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Retail rating system.

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The FSTC is home to the industry’s most regarded and reliable experts in commercial kitchen energy efficiency.