Lindt USA Unveils Landmark Energy-Efficiency Strategy

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Manchester, NH — Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc. has launched a comprehensive three year energy-savings strategy that will conserve nearly 3.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, according to utility provider Eversource Energy, which partnered with the candymaker on the project.

Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc. executives meet with the team from Eversource Energy to finalize the energy-savings plan.
Lindt & Sprüngli (USA) Inc. executives meet with the team from Eversource Energy to finalize the energy-savings plan.

Lindt USA has set the goal of reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 2 percent annually. The new program is expected to cut the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1,600 tons per year, or the equivalent of powering 420 homes for a year, according to Eversource.

“With the state of New Hampshire adding new resources to make energy efficiency a top priority in the coming years, Lindt USA is leading the charge for businesses across the state,” says Tilak Subrahmanian, vice-president of energy efficiency for Eversource. “We are excited to collaborate with Lindt USA as we work together to cut operating costs and contribute to a cleaner and healthier state environment.”

The project, which began with the utility company analyzing plant data to develop a plan, includes the installation of an energy-efficient central chiller plant and rooftop cooling units, a waste water heat recovery system, state-of-the-art ventilation, and LED lighting and controls throughout the facility.

“Working with Eversource, we developed a comprehensive and cost-effective strategy to make a significant and meaningful reduction in energy use at our production facility,” says Davide Nico, vice-president of operations at Lindt Chocolates USA. “During the next few years, we will complete a number of renovations and construction projects that will enhance the efficiency of our processes, complement our ongoing sustainability efforts and help to lower our energy costs.”