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Intel Consults Feng Shui Masters To Build New Fab

Companies are going to great lengths promoting in reducing their impact on their environment. One new highlight is Intel’s approach to bring feng shui to its Fab 68, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2010 in Dallan, China.

According to Intel’s Corporate Responsibility Report, the company consulted with feng shui masters to develop a harmonious relationship with the wind, sun and interior space of the fab. The fab is expected to use the sun’s seasonal path to optimize heating and cooling loads. Intel also said the fab will be in alignment with the feng shui concept of "qi" - flow of energy.

As part of its green efforts, Intel said it has reduced its company-wide green-house gas emissions by 56% since 2000 and by 20% since 2004. More than three billion gallons of water have been reclaimed in 2007 and more than 80% of waste has been recycled. Going forward, the company plans to purchase energy provided by renewable sources, such as wind, solar, hydro-electric and biomass. Intel claims that the impact will equal to taking 185,000 cars off the roads.