Semiconductor manufacturer reduces carbon footprint, energy use
Jazz Semiconductor commits to further energy and water use reduction and joins Cool Planet Project. Learn more about Climate Registry projects.
-7.5 million kWh/yr
Newport Beach, CA – In an effort to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, use less energy and water, and significantly increase efficiencies, Jazz Semiconductor Inc ., is conducting an ongoing efficiency overhaul.se gas (GHG) emissions–the equivalent of taking 986 cars off the road.
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“We have a designated team at Jazz that helps us collaborate for successful energy management with partner companies and vendors,” says Nabil Alali, senior vice president, fab operations and site facilities, Jazz Semiconductor. “We have completed projects that have improved the performance and energy efficiency of air, water, and process and production equipment systems thereby reducing consumption of water, compressed air and electricity throughout our plant.”
As a part of its ongoing efforts, Jazz Semiconductor has joined the Cool Planet Project , an energy efficiency and climate change mitigation program, administered by The Climate Registry (The Registry) and the utility Southern California Edison (SCE). The Cool Planet Project highlights the connection between energy usage and GHG emissions, while providing assistance to measure, verify, and report their entity-wide GHG profile and emissions reductions.
Additional efforts by Jazz Semiconductor for energy savings at the highly renovated 100,000 square foot plant include the installation of a recycled high-tech water purification system and the retrofitting of special air handlers, which are a necessity in the semiconductor manufacturing process.
– Edited by David Greenfield , editorial director
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