TSMC Certified Green Building Area and Green Factory Certifications are No. 1 in Taiwan
TSMC continues to build environmentally-friendly fabs to reduce energy and water consumption. Since 2006, all new manufacturing facilities and offices in TSMC have been designed, built and certified according to the U.S. Green Building Council's "Leadership in Energy and Environment Design" (LEED) rating system, and Taiwan's "Ecology, Energy Saving, Waste Reduction, and Health" (EEWH) rating system. For existing buildings and offices, TSMC also uses its experience green building guidelines to raise energy efficiency and to reduce impact on the environment. As of 2016, TSMC owns the most LEED certifications among the semiconductor industries of the world, has the largest green building area and number of green factories in Taiwan.