National Semi Conductor Greenest in Maine:

In a recent announcement National Semiconductor of received the commendable title of “Largest Maine Carbon Cutter” for reducing 43,700 metric tons since 2000. Design reported this story on their website. Just want to point out a couple things from the article that refers back to green manufacturing.  Water related heating and cooling processes were keys to the drop in emissions

                  They improved:

Efficiencies in the heating of deionized water, reducing set-point temperatures for water heating and converting the energy of incoming cold water from a local lake to allow free cooling of manufacturing equipment.”

                  Water is increasingly scarce in large, populated states like Georgia, Texas, and California.  National is showing a way to use of water in a resourceful way. Their lead could inspire more innovated water saving practices in drier regions.