Intel Bound to Surpass Its Own Green House Gas Reduction Target


Intel is known to be one of the best companies when it comes to IT. They are working really hard to make their products more energy efficient and they are known to use a lot of clean energy.

As a result of their hard work they emit less greenhouse gases than the other companies of the same kind.

Green House Gas Reduction

Water use

People weren’t really surprised by the fact that the work of the company continues in this year also. As one of the goals, the company’s target is to reduce the water use per chip under the levels of 2007.

However it seems like they didn’t reach this goal, because this year they used 12% more water for each chip. This may be caused by the fact that the technology is becoming more and more complex.

Gas footprint

Another one of the most important goals of the company is they wanted to reduce their gas footprint by 20% compared to the levels in 2007. The good news is that this goal was exceeded, and the company reduced the gas footprint by 60%.

Energy consumption

It is also important for the company to reduce the energy consumption per chip. They wanted to reduce this by 5% each year starting with 2007. Sadly this goal wasn’t realized. However the total energy use of the company in 2011 decreased by 8% compared to the levels of energy used back in 2007.

Chemical waste

Compared to the chemical waste per chip in 2007, the company wanted to reduce it by 10%. In this case, the chemical waste per chip increased by 54% compared to the levels in 2007. Again this is caused by the fact that the manufacturing process becomes more and more complex.

Recycling the waste

Intel wanted to recycle at least 80% of the solid and chemical waste that it produced. The good news is that in 2011 it managed to recycle 87% of the solid waste and 81% of the chemical waste, so in this case the company had a total success.


In order to make sure that the Intel products are leaders in energy-efficiency on the market there was need for new design and engineering milestones. This was especially important in case of the next two generations of products. The good news is that the energy-efficiency goals were met until this point and new goals were set to be met by the year 2020.


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