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A typical vending machine meeting the ENERGY STAR criteria will save more than 1,500 kWh per year compared with non-qualified models.
Come learn ways your organization can save money with ENERGY STAR vending machines by listening to the "Always Count Your Change: How ENERGY STAR Refrigerated Vending Machines Save Your Facility Money and Energy" webinar hosted by EPA's Una Song. (View Transcribed Version) (76KB)
ENERGY STAR qualified new and rebuilt refrigerated beverage vending machines can save building and business owners more than 1,700 kWh/year, or $150 annually on utility bills.
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Vending machines originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in April, 2004 and initially applied only to newly manufactured machine models. However, given the large remanufactured machine market, EPA expanded the program to rebuilt machines.
Most sites have a contract spanning several years with a vender operator, who is responsible for providing drinks, snacks, and other vending services. Generally the operator owns the vending machines but you may have some opportunities to work with them to get energy efficient machines that will cost you less to operate.
If your beverage contract will soon expire, request ENERGY STAR machines in your next request for proposals.
If you are currently in the middle of a vending contract, talk to your operator about either converting your current fleet of vending machines to more efficient ENERGY STAR models or upgrading your existing machines to ENERGY STAR levels.
These are the top FAQs related to Vending Machines and the ENERGY STAR program.