The Green Guide is a series of digital booklets, published in modules that will cover key strategies for cafe operators in energy conservation, waste reduction, water conservation, and toxics reduction. Green Cafe Network is providing technical assistance for the Guide's content, with key research and expertise from the Food Service Technology Center (FSTC).
The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is the world's coffee authority and largest coffee trade association with nearly 5,000 members including member companies and their employees. SCAA members are located in more than 40 countries and represent every segment of the specialty coffee industry, including producers, roasters, importers/exporters, retailers, manufacturers, baristas and coffee enthusiasts. SCAA is dedicated to creating a vibrant specialty coffee community, recognizing, developing and promoting specialty coffee by setting and maintaining quality standards for the industry; conducting research on coffee, equipment and perfection of craft; and providing education, training, resources and business services for its members. Visit www.scaa.org.
Green Cafe Network:
Green Cafe Network's mission is make sustainability mainstream by greening the coffeehouse industry. In addition to their sustainability consulting and education services, GCN has built a growing network of member cafes across the United States that are committed to running green businesses. Visit www.greencafenetwork.org.
The Food Service Technology Center (FSTC):
The FSTC is the industry leader in commercial kitchen energy efficiency and appliance performance testing. Operated by Fisher-Nickel, Inc., the FSTC provides expertise in commercial kitchen ventilation, water heating and building energy efficiency, including lighting, glazing and HVAC. FSTC's goal is to provide education, viable resources and up-to-date information at no cost, helping commercial kitchen operators save energy and enjoy substantial savings. Visit www.fishnick.com/.