We will be filling this page with all of the sustainable practices that are incorporated into each of our restaurants. We hope to educate and inspire our community by demonstrating the feasibility of each of these sustainable practices.
There are two kinds of solar energy – 1. solar thermal and 2. photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. If a business uses a lot of hot water, as most restaurants do, then solar thermal panels are the best solution. It’s easy to make hot water with the sun by using solar thermal technology. Our Downtown and South locations both have solar thermal panels installed on their roofs.
In contrast, photovoltaic solar panels directly convert the sun’s light into electricity. This means PV panels are only effective during daylight hours because storing electricity is a fairly inefficient process. Once a business has done everything it can to reduce the electricity it consumes, then offsetting the remaining electricity it needs makes perfect sense. Our newest store, Green Sage Café-Westgate, purchased all energy-saving equipment, 100% LED lighting and installed five photovoltaic solar panels that act as an awning above the entrance door and produce enough energy to offset the lighting in the restaurant.
Clean Energy Partnership
Green Sage Cafe is proud to be a Clean Energy business and EPA Green Power Partner. Currently, all three of our locations are sourcing 100% of our power from renewable wind and solar energy.
By supporting local wind and solar projects through national clean energy provider, Arcadia Power, we are helping to reduce America’s dependence on dirty fossil fuels. Green Sage Café is committed to building a brighter future for everyone by using renewable power, supporting local green jobs that cannot be outsourced, and fighting pollution and climate change.
We've committed to clean energy with Arcadia Power and so can you! To sign up for Clean Energy and receive a $10 gift card to Green Sage Cafe, check out our referral page: arcadiapower.com/greensage10
More coming soon.