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[TGD] Intel consults feng shui masters to build new fab

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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.
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post #2 of 12
ROFL

AMD should turn to voodoo dolls.
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Good to see a company working efficiently.

...I wonder if/how many tax breaks they get.
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i think AMD should pimp slap Intel just for fun... Maybe AMD might rejuvinate
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believe it or not any semi-large scaled company in China consults a feng shui specialist before constructing their building. It is like a tradition.

it's completely normal in China, but to westerns it's strange

feng shui is really just architectural design and building planning in this case. but instead of professionals with a degree, it's hippies dressed in dead people's cloth.
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nice. now processors will be even more picky about voltage.
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Might as well teach the cpu's some martial arts.

PS: Isn't it Ki not qi???
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Originally Posted by wsnnwa View Post
Might as well teach the cpu's some martial arts.

PS: Isn't it Ki not qi???
now your just getting japanese and chinese mixed up.

nice how Intel is caring about the enviroment. But it sucks for the workers.
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if they brought the fab plant to america, they would save money! American's don't care about qi and they can wear sweatshirts if its too cold, so intel could save money on these feng shui guys and just built a cheap plant...


china will be like "OMG WE'RE LOSING MONEY TO AMERICA! HAX!"
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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
now your just getting japanese and chinese mixed up.

nice how Intel is caring about the enviroment. But it sucks for the workers.
Why would it suck for the workers? They would be working in a very balanced workplace, unlike a cold warehouse room without natural light, like they used to.
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