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American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection. Of particular interest is this report on Packaged Commercial Refrigeration Equipment.

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Advancing the arts and sciences of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration for the public's benefit through research, standards writing, continuing education and publications.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
A not-for-profit organization that provides forums to write standards. The FSTC develops standards for the F26.06 Subcommittee on Productivity and Energy Protocols for Food Service Equipment which, with endorsement, become ratified as official ASTM Standard Test Methods.

Applications Team (A-Team)
The Applications Team transfers new energy-efficient building technologies from the laboratory to the real world, and stimulates the use of underutilized, high-performance technologies through innovative deployment programs. The A Team is part of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
Information source on energy efficiency, utility deregulation, facility management, plant engineering, and environmental compliance.

California Energy Commission (CEC)
The state's primary energy policy and planning agency, charged with ensuring a reliable and affordable energy supply and promoting energy efficiency through appliance and building standards.

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)
The CPUC regulates privately owned electric, telecommunications, natural gas, water and transportation companies, in addition to household goods movers and rail safety.

California Restaurant Association (CRA)
The California Restaurant Association is made up of approximately 20,000 foodservice establishments in the state of California.

California Urban Water Conservation Council (CUWCC)
The California Urban Water Conservation Council was created to increase efficient water use statewide through partnerships among urban water agencies, public interest organizations, and private entities.

College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology
(CE-CERT)
Located at the University of California Riverside; primarily focusing on air pollution, the atmospheric processes that contribute to it and the technologies that can help to control it.

Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE)
The CEE is a national, nonprofit organization that promotes energy-efficient products and services.

Customer Technology Application Center (CTAC)
Energy efficiency resource center located in Irwindale, California. The CTAC is operated by Southern California Edison.

Emerging Technologies Coordinating Council (ETCC)
The ETCC smooths the path to the marketplace for promising technologies that help Californians save money and energy.

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
EBMUD serves water to over 1.2 million customers in the eastern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Energy Resource Center (ERC)
The energy resource center is located in Downey, California. The ERC is operated by Southern California Gas Company.

ENERGY STAR®
This government-backed program helps businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.

Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
The goal of FEMP is to reduce the cost and environmental impact of the Federal government by advancing energy efficiency and conservation at Federal sites. This page has equipment recommendations and some great calculators.

Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI)
The FCSI strives to promote professionalism in foodservice and hospitality consulting.

Foodservice Equipment Reports (FER)
A consumer reporting journal for the foodservice industry, offering a variety of information on foodservice equipment and industry news.

Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
GTI is dedicated to meeting the nation's current and future energy needs and environmental challenges by developing solutions for consumers, industry, and government.

Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI)
MAFSI's mission is to promote the professionalism and continued growth of the manufacturers' representatives' function in the food service industry and enhance their sales and marketing methods.

Multi-Unit Architects, Engineers & Construction Officers Executive Study Group (MAECO)
One of 9 study groups organized by the National Restaurant Association for its members. Meetings provide informal, open and flexible forums to discuss a wide range of topics of interest to the field.

National Gas Technologies Centre (NGTC)
The Natural Gas Technologies Centre performs research and development activities. Its mission is to carry out, in partnership with the natural gas industry, applied research, development and technology transfer projects for its clients, thus contributing to their competitiveness.

National Restaurant Association (NRA)
The National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry. The Association's mission is to represent, educate and promote the restaurant industry.

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM)
NAFEM represents over 600 companies throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico that manufacture commercial foodservice equipment and supplies.

Pacific Energy Center (PEC)
The energy efficiency resource center located in San Francisco, California. The PEC is operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
The PNNL is operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Check out the Unitary Air Conditioner (UAC) energy and cost savings estimator, which can be accessed here.

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDGE)
SDGE provides provides energy service to 3.3 million consumers San Diego and southern Orange counties.

Southern California Edison (SCE)
SCE provides electricity to residential and business customers in 11 counties in central, coastal and Southern California.

Southern California Gas Company (SOCALGAS)
SOCALGAS is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, serving 19 million people throughout most of Central and Southern California.

StopWaste.Org
StopWaste.Org is the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board operating as one public agency to reduce the waste stream for Alameda County, CA.

Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
A not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization that evaluates products in the interest of public safety since 1894. This process is an essential component of food service equipment development.