BUNN Innovation Continues With First Energy Star® Certification For A Commercial Coffee Brewer

Nov. 12, 2018

The new Infusion Series® Soft Heat® brewers are the first commercial coffee brewers to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification. This certification signifies that the brewers meet the energy efficiency guidelines the U.S. EPA have established for this category of equipment.  

“BUNN is thrilled to earn the ENERGY STAR certification, which confirms our company work in bringing energy efficient equipment to the market,” said Doug Bishop, Director of Product Management and Strategy at BUNN. "We’re always seeking to further our commitment to environmental stewardship and help lower energy costs for our customers.”  

Products that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification represent the very best of energy efficiency with environmentally sound and cost-saving equipment. In the case of commercial beverage equipment, an ENERGY STAR certification had not yet been earned, until now.  

BUNN engineers have developed construction and control methods which optimize the heating of the brew water, and minimize heat loss. Innovative control algorithms maintain the hot water tank temperature at precise levels with the minimum energy used.  

The Soft Heat models approved for certification feature tank insulation, an auto-activated Energy-Saver mode for extended idle times, insulated servers versus the use of traditional warming plates, and increased programming control over the brewing process.  

While the Infusion Series Soft Heat is the first commercial beverage equipment platform to earn ENERGY STAR certification, it joins the thousands of other products that saved American businesses and families over $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions over the past 20 years. 

"Congratulations to BUNN for their early participation in the ENERGY STAR program,” said Eric Dell, Senior Vice President of External Affairs for the National Automatic Merchandiser’s Association (NAMA). “ENERGY STAR certification on commercial beverage equipment demonstrates our industry’s commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.” 

ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on products in more than 65 categories, 1.4 million new homes, and 20,000 commercial buildings and industrial plants that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA.


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Bunn-O-Matic Corp. makes and markets coffee and tea brewers, hot water systems, coffee grinders, and granita and juice machines.