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Real energy efficiency thanks to Miniserver automation

Proof of concept:
Restaurant of a global franchise brand saves
14,000 kWh of energy per month with Loxone

Since the energy crisis started, energy costs have had a major impact on economic success and profitability in the hospitality and restaurant industry.

This project illustrates impressively the energy saving potential of restaurant chains. In a restaurant of a global franchise brand, among other things, an intelligent HVAC control was implemented, which made it possible to reduce energy consumption by 30% in a short time and without loss of comfort, thus significantly reducing the ecological footprint.

Fact Check


One store of this global chain


$4,600 (one-time investment)


$1,960 (per month) | $23,520 (per year)


Less than 7 months

The numbers speak for themselves – and the environment

The restaurant can save energy that amounts to 14,000 kWh per month, which equals a return on investment of less than one month for the Loxone technology used.

Commercial customers benefit from a unique win-win situation: a small investment leads to impressive savings in a short time.

If you extrapolate the savings from the individual restaurants to almost 40,000 restaurants within this specific restaurant chain, the result is an impressive savings potential of 560 million kWh per month. With a low electricity price of $0.14 per kWh, this corresponds to monthly savings of over $78 million. From a sustainability perspective, that’s 229,320 tons of CO2 saved – per month! With this one-time-only investment, they can achieve yearly energy savings of almost $1 billion, with increasing savings each of the following years – without additional investments needed!

In the US, the operation of buildings accounts for 40% of energy consumption. Companies such as McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks and many others set high sustainability goals along the entire value chain. Loxone can make a significant contribution to reaching them faster. As a manufacturer of intelligent building automation, we therefore see it as our duty to help companies of all sizes achieve these goals.

More comfort for guests and employees

In this project, Loxone also takes over the intelligent control of the indoor & outdoor lighting, as well as monitors the temperature, humidity and air quality. Thanks to the Loxone App, the restaurant manager can keep an eye on their actual energy and gas consumption at all times.

Loxone connects all components in an intelligent building. Numerous open interfaces make the system infinitely flexible. This enables a globally unique, holistic energy management and opens up countless energy saving potentials. Other providers say we have a working solution for every project and every requirement.