Columbia Dining works with Energy Star, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that promotes superior energy efficiency, on continuing energy strategy development.
All new equipment contains the latest energy-saving technology and environmentally safe coolants. Regular maintenance of refrigeration units includes cleaning filters for cooler and more efficient operation.
As part of a kitchen renovation done in Summer 2013, Columbia Dining installed an InSinkErator in the dish room. A biodegradable disposal system, the InSinkErator helps reduce food waste sent to landfill by 85% and allows staff to more easily separate recyclable material.