Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.73
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Tufts University
Tier2-4: Vending Machine Sensors

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Betsy Isenstein
Director of Facilities Technical Services
Facilities Services
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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:

After using vending misers in the past, Tufts has recently (as of 2009) replaced their old machines with new ENERGY STAR qualified machines which use 50 percent less energy than conventional units, saving on average $150 per machine per year. ENERGY STAR machines achieve these savings-about 1,700 kWh/year-by installing more efficient compressors, fan motors, and lighting systems as well as software that kicks the machines into low-power mode much like the Vending Misers.


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

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