Results | Looking ahead
TI continued improving building efficiencies in 2011. Key highlights for the year included:
- Conducted LEED assessments at the Richardson and Clark sites to ensure that these newer facilities met design expectations. We found that a few minor improvements were needed, but most LEED commitments were being met. This year, our Richardson site became the most efficient manufacturing facility at TI, and is likely one of the most efficient in the world. As ramp-up of our Clark facility completes, we expect it to become our most efficient assembly/test site.
- Moved employees from two off-campus buildings in Dallas into more efficient office space on the main campus that was no longer being leased to a non-TI tenant. This helped reduce car trips between TI sites and the amount of space we operated and maintained, which subsequently cut CO2 emissions and costs.
- Revitalized one of TI's original buildings in Dallas that was more than 50 years old. We rebuilt about 250,000 square feet of space; installed windows that were four times more efficient; and installed efficient and controllable lighting, including some LED fixtures. We also used recycled content and low-emissions materials based on LEED guidelines.
- Reduced energy use at our Aizu and Miho sites in Japan following the March earthquake. While production came back online relatively fast, both sites reduced consumption to ease strain on the local electrical grid.
- Conducted energy assessments and appointed energy champions at two wafer fabrication facilities in Japan and China that we acquired in 2010.
- Released new water and LEED best practices for existing buildings and identified the top five best practices per building category, which we will release to sites in 2012.
- Since 2006, the efficiency investments TI has made, primarily in existing buildings, have cumulatively reduced our utility bill (including electricity and water) by about $31 million.
In 2012, TI plans to:
- Consolidate additional building space following the acquisition of National Semiconductor and begin assessing those facilities to determine their efficiency.
- Ramp down two older, less-efficient TI factories and transfer production to more efficient sites.
- Keep our building design specifications current with the latest in sustainable construction so we are prepared for any design and construction projects that might emerge.