Rebuilt Vending Machines can now earn the ENERGY STAR

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

The ENERGY STAR label for refrigerated vending machines is now available to the thousands of vending machines rebuilt and re-installed each year. More than 3 million refrigerated beverage vending machines are installed and operating within the U.S. These machines typically run 24 hours a day and collectively consume more than 10 billion kWh/year. The addition of rebuilt machines to the ENERGY STAR refrigerated beverage vending machine specification is projected to save end users more than $2 million the first year. Over the next five years, the specification will save almost $40 million and avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the emissions of more than 50,000 cars.