Dunkin’ Brands Group collaborates with National Grid and Eversource on energy efficiency program for franchisees, wins AESP award

Written By: Stratton Report
March 6, 2017

On March 6, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced that it, National Grid and Eversource were honored by the AESP for their developing the Dunkin’ Brands Energy Management Program to encourage Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners to invest in energy efficiency

According to Dunkin’ Brands, National Grid and Eversource helped identify opportunities for key energy efficiency upgrades for its Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners and in providing incentives and financing for franchisees opting into the program to implement these upgrades. The optional program applies to participating franchisees’ restaurants both within National Grid and Eversource’s Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island service territories.

Kate Jaspon, Vice President, Finance & Treasury noted:

Dunkin’ Brands is committed to supporting our franchisees’ initiatives towards reducing energy usage and adopting sustainable approaches whenever possible. Through our collaboration with National Grid and Eversource, we have developed an innovative program that provides our franchisees an effective process for investing in energy efficiency in ways that can create more sustainable restaurants while maintaining store profitability. We are honored that the result of our partnership has been recognized by AESP, a leading association in energy efficiency and management.

John Isberg, Vice President, Customer Solutions for National Grid remarked: “National Grid is proud to be part of the team receiving this award. It highlights our commitment to energy efficiency and getting more tools in the hands of customers to help them save energy, while making a positive impact on the environment. It’s extremely gratifying for us to have worked with Dunkin’ Brands as they do their part to reduce energy usage and invest in a more sustainable energy future.”

Tilak Subrahmanian, Vice President of Energy Efficiency at Eversource observed: “Our partnership with Dunkin’ Brands exemplifies the evolution of how we bring our energy efficiency solutions to customers. Instead of the one-size-fits-all programming of years past, we now have the ability and the infrastructure to collaborate with key customers, like Dunkin’ Donuts, to design energy solutions tailored to their specific business objectives.”