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Year Submitted: 2010

Process: Air Compression

Industry: Semiconductor Manufacturing

Wastes Reduced: Electricity

Location: DFW TX

Contact: Robert Carson

Phone: 972-615-9035


Working with the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), the facility implemented ISO 14000 Environmental Management System. TMAC worked will Hitachi to help them identify, collect and prioritize the outputs (aspects) of their operations that impacted the environment. A team from Hitachi was formed to implement many changes throughout their facility that ranged from automatic sensors for lighting controls, paper & cardboard recycling, consumer battery recycling, upgrades and air leak repair on compressed air system and purchase of energy from renewable sources.  The team identified and repaired air leaks.  They purchased a more efficient air compressor to reduce electrical usage by 85,882kwh resulting in an annual savings of $7,300. 

  • reviewed settings on thermostats and reduced settings in 17 rooms
  • Switched to an electrical provider that generates its energy from renewable resources , suca sas wind power and solar.
  • Impemented reculcling programs for office paper, cans and cardboard.

Details of Reductions

  • Solid Waste
    Comments: 2.71 Tons of Solid Waste Recycled
  • 451,000.0 - Pounds/year of   Carbon Dioxide
  • 460,882.0 - Kilowatt/hours of   Electricity

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Source: TMAC

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