Texas Instruments’ RFAB2 semiconductor manufacturing plant (“fab”) achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the sustainable design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
DALLAS, Texas (August 29, 2023) – Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today announced its new 300-mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plant (or “fab”) in Richardson, Texas, RFAB2, achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification under version 4 (v4). This designation makes RFAB2 the first wafer fab in the United States and the fourth in the world to achieve this more stringent certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the sustainable design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.
“One of TI’s ambitions is to be a company that our employees are personally proud to be a part of and would want as our neighbor,” said Brian Dunlap, vice president, 300-mm Wafer Fab Manufacturing Operations at Texas Instruments. “We are proud that RFAB2 has achieved LEED Gold v4 certification, underscoring TI’s long-standing commitment to operate in a socially thoughtful and environmentally responsible manner.”
RFAB2, which is TI’s fifth LEED-certified manufacturing plant, was designed to reduce water and electricity usage. In fact, the new fab’s design, construction and operation are expected to achieve significant efficiencies, including saving 750 million gallons of potable water and almost 80,000 megawatt-hours of energy annually. The factory was also constructed using responsibly sourced materials and was designed and built in a way that fosters a healthy work environment.
“What makes this LEED Gold designation impressive is that Texas Instruments achieved this high standard developed for office buildings in a semiconductor manufacturing plant,” said Jill Kurtz, director of Building Sciences at Page, who consulted TI in the certification process. “By prioritizing sustainability and transparency, TI is delivering real impact in water and energy savings, leading the way in their industry and helping USGBC continue toward its goal of green buildings for everyone within this generation.”
The LEED Gold v4 certification solidifies TI’s dedication to responsible, sustainable manufacturing, including multi-year goals and programs focused on conserving natural resources, reducing energy consumption and mitigating environmental impact. To learn more about TI’s commitment to sustainability, download the company’s latest Corporate Citizenship Report.
LEED is a globally recognized symbol of excellence in green building. LEED certification ensures electricity cost savings, lower carbon emissions and healthier environments where people live, work, learn and play. To learn more about LEED v4, visit usgbc.org/leed/v4.
Learn more about manufacturing at TI
- For images, b-roll video and a fact sheet about TI in Richardson, Texas, visit TI.com/Richardson.
- To learn more about TI’s exciting 300-mm manufacturing roadmap, visit TI.com/manufacturing.
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Texas Instruments Incorporated (Nasdaq: TXN) is a global semiconductor company that designs, manufactures, tests and sells analog and embedded processing chips for markets such as industrial, automotive, personal electronics, communications equipment and enterprise systems. Our passion to create a better world by making electronics more affordable through semiconductors is alive today, as each generation of innovation builds upon the last to make our technology smaller, more efficient, more reliable and more affordable – making it possible for semiconductors to go into electronics everywhere. We think of this as Engineering Progress. It’s what we do and have been doing for decades. Learn more at TI.com.