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Guided Tour – Texas Instruments’ Wafer Fab Plant (8/16/08)

Posted by youngsierrans on May 24, 2008

Post-tour Update: Photos of our tour can be found on our photo site. Click here.
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Please join us for a guided tour of the Texas Instruments “green” wafer fab plant in Richardson. It’s the first LEED Gold Certified Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility in the world and one of the largest LEED projects in the world (1.1 million square feet). A few features are: light shelves, daylight sensors, waterless urinals, solar water heating, 2.7 million gallon rainwater collection, native landscaping, split chiller plant with heat recovery, and much more.

Paul Westbrook, our guide, is a LEED accredited professional and the Sustainable Development Manager for Texas Instruments. His degree is in Mechanical Engineering and he has worked at TI for over 25 years. He designed his own passive/active solar home in the 90’s and took the TI executives on a tour of the house to sell the idea of a more sustainable manufacturing facility.

Date: August 16th, 2008

Time: Tour: 10:00 AM – Noon. Post-tour lunch: Noon-1:30 PM

Where: Renner Rd., Richardson

To Participate: No more than 30 can participate – Please RSVP by 8/8 so we have a FIRM headcount for this opportunity. An Evite will be sent in late July; or email your interest to the youngsierrans email address. Final details (where to meet, etc.) will be distributed to participants the week of the tour.

Click the below links for more info on each of the mentioned buildings.

Dallas Morning News Article

Presentation on Sustainability at Texas Instruments

TI’s Wafer Fab Plant (RFAB)

Paul Westbrook’s Residence

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