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Liaison Gary Schmeisser
Submission Date July 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Saint Mary's University
OP-T2-16: Vending Machine Sensors

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Sustainability Assistant
Sustainability Assistant
Facilities Management
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Has the institution installed vending machine motion sensors for at least one vending machine?:
Yes

A brief description of the technology used:

The ESM, a proprietary device from The Coca-Cola Company, is an energy management solution for coolers and vending equipment that reduces energy consumption while still providing perfect, ice-cold Coca-Cola beverages.

•Up to 35% energy savings for coolers and vending machines*
•Patented device, self-learns traffic and beverage sales activity
•Puts machine into energy-saving mode based on learned sales activity
•Consistent delivery of cold, quality product
•Offers better solution than unplugging machine, which may actually use more energy
•Universal design can be installed on nearly all vending machines
•Longer equipment life and fewer service calls
•Reduced greenhouse gas emissions

HOW EMS WORKS:
•A motion detector learns your store operating hours and consumer traffic patterns
•Automatically adjusts the cabinet temperature and lighting to use less energy during slow/closed times
•Ensures products are cold and ready for sale when the store opens

* Market tests indicate 35% on average for coolers and 20% on average for vending. Per outlet savings will vary based on factors such as: store hours, temperature, traffic and throughput.


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