ATMP Normalized Water Use
Non-Manufacturing Normalized Water Use
Total AMD water use decreased slightly in 2012. Non-manufacturing sites ended 2012 ahead of the five-year goal, successfully reducing water use by 26 percent per employee since 2009. Our Lone Star campus in Austin, Texas, again did not use ANY municipal water to irrigate landscaping during the year. The 100 percent native vegetation was minimally watered using 4.6 million liters of captured rainwater and condensate from our cooling systems. An additional 24.5 million liters of captured rainwater was used for operation of the site’s cooling towers.
Our new water conservation goal for AMD manufacturing sites is 10 percent avoidance through water conservation projects by 2017. Performance against the new goal will be reported starting in 2013.