UNM Goes Greener

September 4, 2015

Strengthening the University of New Mexico’s commitment to sustainability, 10 energy-saving VendingMiser devices have been installed across campus from resources provided by the Green Fund.

According to the UNM Office of Sustainability Facebook page, VendingMisers are environmentally-friendly vending machines that “reduce power consumption and utility costs by up to 46 percent, while decreasing CO2 greenhouse gas emissions.”

The Office of Sustainability worked with Pepsi and UNM Facilities Engineer Hans Barsun to choose the best locations for the greatest energy savings. Units have been installed in Dane Smith Hall, Student Services, Parish Library and Mitchell Hall, according to a UNM press release.

“Timothy Backes from the Student Union Building submitted the application for the VendingMisers to the Green Fund last fall. Evaluation criteria for proposed projects include impact on carbon footprint including use of energy efficiencies or renewable energy; educating and engaging students, staff and faculty in “green” behaviors; and partnering with UNM departments or organizations to ensure successful completion of proposed projects or initiatives,” according to the statement.

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