Energy Saving “Treasure Hunt”: Arcade Misers

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From the 2010 Alliance to Save Energy Green Campus Energy Efficiency Summit – Greening the Campus, Building the Workforce

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Energy Saving “Treasure Hunt”: Arcade Misers

  1. 1. Energy Treasure Hunting Energy Saving “Treasure Hunt” QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor Arcade Miser are needed to see this picture. Public Domain
  2. 2. An important goal of Green Campus Generation of measurable energy Savings • Each machine equivalent to spotlight on 24/7 (120W) • 10 machines in two locations on campus Ehow.com
  3. 3. Miser Overview • Detects movement and powers up machine • After 15 minutes of inactivity the machine powers down Miser Overview • Used frequently with Vending machines Usatechnologies.com Cost: ~$90.00
  4. 4. Depot Audit Findings Arcade Energy Consumption • Six machines In Use 10% • ~1,750 kWh savings potential per 16 week semester Not in Use 90%
  5. 5. Traffic Issues with Sensor • Misers are typically mounted in the back of machines facing out • High traffic • Significant savings reduction Whatisthemiser.com
  6. 6. Important Issue Before Trial • Machines not owned by HSU • Permission by Rendezvous granted
  7. 7. Traffic solution • PVC mount built HEY PROSPECTIVE GAMERS! These arcade machines are equipped with an energy saving device. To turn on the machines, simply swipe your hand in • Sign made to notify gamers front of the motion sensor between machines. If you plan on playing a while, be sure to reload the juice by swiping your hand at least once every 15 minutes. Thanks for helping us save energy. of operation GOOD LUCK ON YOUR GAME!!! *if you have any questions about this project or would like to know more about the Green Campus Program, please email us at GreenCampusHSU@gmail.com
  8. 8. Where to Buy Misers Hank Ryan Usatechnologies.com Climateallstars.org Efficiency Data & Development Cell (510) 459-9683 email hankryan2003@yahoo.com
  9. 9. Savings per Miser • Savings per miser each semester with same usage: 470 kWh, or $70 (78% cost) • Payback for misers: 21 weeks
  10. 10. Right for My University? Maybe, Maybe Not • Owners may not be OK with the machines • loss of visibility/revenue? • Studies show no $ loss from soda machines http://www.gilaridge.yumaunion.org/filestore/photo-question-mark.jpg
  11. 11. However… • Misers can be used on vending machines and most plug-in devices • We are fortunate to have the resources to implement our own ideas to save energy and gain valuable experience in creative problem solving! • “Make as many mistakes as fast as possible”
  12. 12. Conclusion This project has reduced arcade machine consumption dramatically with a fast, cheap and easy solution. There are opportunities everywhere to reduce your campus’ energy consumption. Public domain
  13. 13. Thank You! Jon Mitscha jhm29@humboldt.edu Website humboldt.edu/~greenhsu Questions?

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