EnerG² is an innovative green technology product that is changing the way the hospitality industry cools its food product. It capitalizes on the difference in densities and temperature absorption rates of air versus liquid and solid food product. EnerG² essentially provides a more accurate means of temperature measurement to coolers and freezers thus allowing them to operate on the correct temperature curve and run more efficiently. EnerG² has been piloted in dozens of major chains including McDonalds Chick-fl-a, Sonic, UCLA, Universal Studios, Rainforest Cafe and numerous others. It has also been endorsed by the Green Restaurant Association and provides Green Points for restaurants who install it.
EnerG² is a device that was developed by The Madison Energy Group and contains a non-toxic, food safe gel compound that has similar thermal properties to that of food and beverage. It is therefore, not subject to the same wider and more volatile standard of deviation in temperature that air is. The technology of EnerG² is based on the fact that food and beverage products contain significantly differently thermal properties than air. This means that their temperatures rise and fall at different rates and at different intervals. This causes inefficiency in operation because typical measurement is of the environment (air) and not the actual food and beverage product. Air, having very little density, fluctuates with more volatility thereby causing the coolers to engage in cooling cycles unnecessarily, while EnerG² simulates the stable temperature curve of food product and allows the cooler to operate only when it needs to.
When applied, EnerG² easily retrofits over the external air probe in commercial coolers and freezers and converts the temperature measurement from the ambient air temperature to that of food and beverage temperature. We are now measuring the intended target of measurement of food and beverage temperature instead of the immediate environment surrounding the thermostat. This creates an inherently more efficient scenario and results in an average energy reduction of 20-30%. EnerG² is also effective at reducing carbon emissions by several thousand pounds annually. It also increases food safety by maintaining more stable temperature ranges and reduces maintenance costs on equipment by minimizing unnecessary compressor cycles.