Seattle, WA October 11, 2006 -- Vending Solutions, a full service vending management company, and Pinnacle, an American Management Services Company, are teaming up to lower energy usage of apartment buildings around the Northwest.
Vending Solutions is working in conjunction with SBW Consulting to install VendingMisersâ on snack and soda vending machines located on Pinnacle’s entire portfolio of properties.
The VendingMiserâ device attaches to the vending machine and emits motion sensors that turn on the lights and cooling unit of the machine when people walk with 30 feet of the unit. Ideal for outdoor machines by pools or stores, the VendingMiserâ can save about 25% of the energy cost to run a vending machine. That is an average savings of almost $100 per year.
“Its an opportunity for us to reach beyond our own building and contribute to the wellbeing of our community," says Sonja Skvarla, Operations Coordinator at Vending Solutions and champion of the program. “Collaborating with Pinnacle will provide a test market for this new vending machine technology in the multifamily industry." Vending Solutions is hoping to offer vending Misersâ to their clients in shopping malls and hotels as well.
Seattle City Light, who is providing the VendingMisersâ with 100% rebate, is aiding Vending Solutions and Pinnacle in their efforts. SBW Consulting and Vending Solutions are anxious to provide the VendingMiserâ to their clients on a national level.