Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Portland State University
OP-T2-16: Vending Machine Sensors

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Noel Mingo
Utility Manager
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Has the institution installed vending machine motion sensors for at least one vending machine?:

A brief description of the technology used:

All Coca-Cola vending machines on the PSU campus are Energy STAR Efficient machines. All Coca-Cola retail coolers on the PSU campus are Energy STAR Efficient machines with EMS-55 (Energy Management System) built in. EMS-55 'smart' controllers can sense changes in the local environment and react to usage patterns, reducing energy consumption by up to 35%. Implemented in 2004, our EMS-55 is used in every piece of new equipment with a capacity of 250L and above.

Now that EMS-55 retro-fit field kits are available Coke is working to place these kits on their Energy STAR Efficient vending machines in high traffic locations throughout the PSU campus.

The percentage of vending machines with sensors:

The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:

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