The Folly

Central Oxford, riverside restaurant received a free energy assessment and decided to install an energy saving induction oven to save gas and prevent overheating.

The Project

The Folly restaurant received a free energy assessment that outlined the measures they could take to reduce their energy use and cut their bills and carbon footprint.

To save gas and reduce overheating in their compact kitchen they installed a new electric induction cooking range. This replaces a gas hotplate which used to be on continuously during preparation and service whereas the new induction hob will only use energy when pans need heating.

The OxFutures GreenFund provided a grant to partially cover the cost of the range.

Further energy saving advice from the assessment included adding heating controls, upgrading kitchen lights to LEDs (restaurant lights are already LEDs) and putting in measures to reduce heat loss through the conservatory roof.