Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C. – November 3, 2011 –TSMC today announced that its Fab 12 Phase 4 data center in the Hsinchu Science Park has completed the ISO 50001 Energy Management System certification, becoming Taiwan’s first company to earn this certification for a high density computing data center.
The ISO 50001 Energy Management System was established by the International Standards Organization (ISO) Energy Management Committee (ISO/PC242), and was announced in the second quarter of this year. The Fab 12 Phase 4 data center which completed certification provides data and control systems for factory automation, and supports both manufacturing and R&D. Adoption of the ISO 50001 Energy Management System is expected to reduce the data center’s power consumption by 8%, conserving 2.21 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and eliminating 1,350 tons of carbon emissions per year. In addition to upgrading existing data centers, TSMC also plans to apply ISO 50001 standards to future data centers and implement the most up-to-date energy-saving designs. TSMC estimates that the company can conserve 59.62 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and eliminate 36,490 tons of carbon emissions per year.
TSMC plans to apply the ISO50001 Energy Management System to manufacturing facilities in addition to data centers. The company will also take another step forward in strengthening our green supply chain by systematically integrating power management effectiveness into our purchasing evaluations, considering both initial costs and power consumption over the equipment life cycle to control energy usage at the source.
“TSMC has always stayed in step in the newest developments in environmental protection and with international standards in sustainable development,” said Dr. Steve Tso, TSMC’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President. “From green buildings to green manufacturing, green supply chain and green data centers, TSMC works for sustainability in many different fields, and is dedicated to protecting the Earth’s environment for future generations.”