Unity’s Commitment to
Unity Precision Manufacturing is conscientious of our environmental impact and we’re proud to do our part to decrease our carbon footprint and achieve more sustainable manufacturing processes. This commitment is a part of our sense of environmental responsibility, and it gives us a competitive edge in the global marketplace.
In 2016 and 2017, Unity leveraged the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive program and the Xcel Energy Solar Rewards program to secure grants to install an 80-kilowatt solar panel system at our facility. We are proud to use this technology and rely primarily on our own energy source to run our business.
We’ve been keeping track of the energy produced by the solar panels since installation. At full capacity, the panels generate 66% of the power we need, and when we produce more energy than we use, it will go back into the grid. The system is projected to pay for itself, and it supports our work to become ENERGY STAR® Certified.
The Unity facility contains over 850 light bulbs, and we upgraded them all with more energy-efficient LED bulbs. This transition saves us about $2,500 annually and is an investment in sustainability that will completely pay for itself within seven years.
Unity is committed to decreasing our impact by recycling reusable materials like cardboard and scrap metal.