WEST HAVEN, Conn. - For Watson Inc., running an environmentally friendly, sustainable business means continually assessing opportunities in their facilities, manufacturing operations and employee experiences. From on-site employee gardens, to efficient lighting to system and equipment upgrades, wide-reaching efforts prioritize energy efficiency and sustainable practices.
The third-generation family run company produces nutritional ingredients for the food, supplement, bakery and pet food industries and is always looking for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Watson Inc. executives knew there were areas in their facility and warehouse to cut energy consumption without jeopardizing the quality of their premium products. United Illuminating (UI), a subsidiary of AVANGRID, talked to Watson about energy incentive programs through the Energize Connecticut initiative, which would ultimately help them achieve roughly$181,840 in annual energy cost savings.