Wimico County, Md. is taking a hard look at its energy consumption, measuring everything from archaic boiler and chiller units to vending machines that run at all hours, according to The Daily Times in Salisbury, Md.
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Editor's Insight: Energy sensors are one of many energy saving devices that vending operators can offer customers. Operators can also use LED lighting on their machines. They can also use retrofit devices that reduce energy consumption in cold drink machines that are Energy Star certified.
Michigan State University Prof. Michael Kasavana wrote an article on the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program in the November 2009 Automatic Merchandiser. To access this article, go to: www.vendingmarketwatch.com/publication/article.jsp 02-24-11 Elliot Maras