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Energy Star Label Now Available for Rebuilt Vending Machines



The Energy Star label for refrigerated vending machines is now available for thousands of vending machines rebuilt and re-installed with more efficient components, the EPA announced.


The Energy Star label for refrigerated vending machines is now available for thousands of vending machines rebuilt and re-installed with more efficient components, the EPA announced.

The new Energy Star specification is expected to save end users more than $2 million in the first year alone, according to the EPA.

Every vending machine undergoes a refurbishment process at least 2-3 times during its lifetime. The refurbishment process provides an opportunity to rebuild the machine using energy-efficient upgrades such as a new high efficiency compressor, evaporator fan, and/or lighting system.

Energy Star qualified rebuilt vending machines will potentially be 50 percent more efficient than conventional models and savings can increase to 1,900 kWh and $150 a year per machine, says the EPA.

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.

More than 3 million refrigerated beverage vending machines are installed and operating within the United States. These machines typically run 24 hours a day and collectively consume more than 10 billion kWh/year. Brand-new refrigerated vending machines that meet Energy Star qualifications have been eligible to use the Energy Star label since 2004.




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