ENERGY STAR certification isn’t just for washers and dryers. The hallmark of energy efficiency also applies to beverage vending machines.
The best part about vending machines is also the worst: they’re always “open.” While this constant availability make vending machines a lucrative opportunity it’s also a waste of natural resources. Since 2004, ENERGY STAR has made it possible for beverage vending machines to use up to 1,700 kWh a year less than conventional machines, saving building and business owners around $150 in utility bills annually.
New and rebuilt refrigerated vending machines use less electricity by incorporating more efficient mechanical components (e.g. compressors, fan motors and lighting systems) and by including a low-power mode option for periods of inactivity. The low-power mode uses less energy for lighting and low-energy refrigeration states to maintain cool temperatures for beverages.