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IFHC consultants author CIBSE Guide TM50 Energy Efficiency in Commercial Kitchens

IFHC are delighted to announce that two of our consultants, Roz Burgess (Intelligent Catering Ltd) and Liz Rose (A&E Catering Design), are the lead co-authors of the recently published updated CIBSE Guide TM50 Energy Efficiency in Commercial Kitchens.

Significant contributions were also made by working group leads Jackie Snaith (Chapel Consultants Ltd), Jo Headland (JoH Design Ltd), Steve Cole (Foodservice Ventilation Consultants), Duncan Hepburn (Hepburn Associates), John Gillam (John Gillam Associates) and Calton Clarke (CDIS-KARM).


By definition commercial foodservice operations are significant users of water and energy. As the foodservice industry aim to meet 'net zero' carbon by 2050, this new edition offers updated advice for designers, building services engineers, installers and operators of commercial foodservice facilities on ways to minimise consumption of these valuable resources, and in so doing, meet the emissions target and reduce operation costs.


All IFHC design and management consultants involved in the preparation of this document believe strongly in their corporate responsibility to deliver sustainable foodservice for the future by not only implementing sound facility design, but also by offering efficient strategic and operational advice.


In addition to addressing key project considerations, design principles, catering equipment and ventilation system specifications, this publication explores a range of energy auditing, benchmarking and strategic management tools, including the impact of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and technical advancement in the area of energy optimisation and ITC connectivity.


Liz Rose, co author, believes,

"Early awareness in a foodservice project of what energy efficiencies can be achieved across all aspects of the catering facility is hugely important in developing a robust, multi-disciplined and cohesive design and operational solution.”

IFHC Design and Management Consultants have the necessary knowledge and experience to guide their clients through the maze of ‘green issues’ and are fully conversant with the latest government energy policies and directives.


Co-author Roz Burgess was invited by CIBSE to take part in an interview to launch the updated guide. Please click on the image below to view this blog.