EnTouch Controls, proponents of the "energy management as a service" concept (EMaaS), today announced that Chuck E. Cheese’s has ramped up its commitment to EnTouch 360° Energy Management as a Service as its official energy management solution for corporate stores in North America.
Chuck E. Cheese officials realized the energy costs for the restaurants' many video games for teens and adults, along with the energy needed to maintain comfortable temperatures, quickly adds up.
EnTouch 360° provides fully managed 24/7 support for over 300 of Chuck E. Cheese’s corporately owned locations. EnTouch’s dedicated team of energy experts proactively evaluates all incoming energy data in real-time and converts that data into clear, comprehendible insights to drive actionable decisions.
With EnTouch 360°, most businesses recognize conservative savings of 15 percent on their energy costs. In the case of Chuck E. Cheese’s, a system-wide energy reduction would translate into over 17,000 megawatts per year and the elimination of more than 15,000 tons of CO2.
EnTouch 360° helps to prioritize energy management issues, remotely triages potential problems and can also dispatch a customer’s technician to resolve an HVAC, refrigeration or lighting problem. With EnTouch 360°, the Chuck E Cheese’s facility management team moves from reacting to maintenance issues to one that is “proactive” in focusing on the important day-to-day issues of managing the restaurant.
“We enlisted EnTouch in 2013 to begin tackling our mounting energy usage and the results were significant – we were able to cut our energy bills by 15 percent,” said Les Lehner, senior vice president of real estate at Chuck E. Cheese’s parent company CEC Entertainment. “EnTouch 360° empowered our facility teams to effectively manage, analyze and control our energy usage and we’re eager to see the results of this latest effort as we systematically roll out EnTouch 360° across our remaining North American footprint.”
“With so much going on at each restaurant, it’s very difficult for facility managers to pinpoint exactly where energy inefficiencies are, which issues are highest priority and how to best tackle those problems. For our valued customers, EnTouch 360° becomes the fabric of the facility teams. Our account management team removes the guesswork often associated with managing energy and helps the restaurant implement proactive and actionable energy efficiency plans,” said Greg Fasullo, CEO of EnTouch. “We appreciate Chuck E. Cheese’s commitment to sustainability, their desire to reduce their carbon footprint and their willingness to save our environment. We are thrilled that they selected EnTouch to help with those efforts and we look forward to seeing the wide scale energy and cost savings as a result of our combined efforts.”