Presentation | 1998

Negawatts for Fabs: Advanced Energy Productivity for Fun and Profit

By Amory Lovins

In this presentation, Amory Lovins presents data showing that chip fabrication plants can be significantly more energy efficient. Lovins shows that the typical design process for chip fabs is inefficient and results in lost revenue for chip companies. Using a whole-systems design approach, chip fabs can be designed to yield significant operational benefits and reverse energy losses. Changes to HVAC systems and motors yield significant energy savings and can result in cost savings of several percentage points. Lovins provides strategies for management to make these changes.