|Submission Date||Oct. 10, 2014|
University of Alberta
OP-T2-16: Vending Machine Sensors
Support Services Coordinator
Has the institution installed vending machine motion sensors for at least one vending machine?:
A brief description of the technology used:
We have eight snack machines on campus operated by Edmonton Coin Vending that have motion detection technology; three are located in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, three are in the Saville Centre, and both the Education Building and the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science have one machine each.
Currently the lights are turned off one hour after they were last used.
The percentage of vending machines with sensors:
The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:
In addition to the motion sensors on the Edmonton Coin Vending machines, all new snack machines are equipped with LED lighting, reducing energy use.
The university also participates in an energy saving initiative with Coca-Cola, which includes 80 machines that turn their lights off between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., and an EMS-55 energy management system. EMS-55 is a “smart” temperature control unit for cold drink equipment; it can increase energy efficiency by up to 35 per cent by developing a user profile for each piece of equipment that regulates how often the cooling compressor needs to operate to ensure cold drinks are dispensed.