Another Green Step
NMU has installed VendingMisers on all of the cold drink vending machines on campus. VendingMiser uses a Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) to power down the machine when the area surrounding it is vacant. Then it monitors the room’s temperature and automatically vending machinere-powers the cooling system at one to three hour intervals, independent of sales, to ensure that the product stays cold. By installing these devices, the estimated annual savings in electricity is approximately $7,000.