New and Underutilized Technology: Vending Machine Occupancy Sensors
The following information outlines key deployment considerations for vending machine occupancy sensors within the Federal sector. This information spans:
Vending machine occupancy sensors detect when no people are in the vicinity and powers down beverage vending machines. These systems do not completely turn off compressor, but reduce their run times.
Vending machine occupancy sensors are applicable in most building categories where vending machines are present.
Key Factors for Deployment
Occupancy sensors or similar features should be an integral part of new vending machine purchases.
Federal energy savings, cost-effectiveness, and probability of success are ranked 0-5 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 5 representing the highest ranking. The weighted score is ranked 0-100 with 0 representing the lowest ranking and 100 representing the highest ranking.
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The following resources are available:
Beverage Vending Machine: FEMP designated product category purchasing requirements for beverage vending machines.
Energy Savings Potential and Research, Development, and Deployment Opportunities for Commercial Building Appliances: Study documenting the energy consumed by commercial appliances and research, development, and deployment opportunities for efficiency improvements.