Western Digital: Comprehensive Cleanroom Facility Renovation and Cleanliness Upgrade


The high-tech factory is located outside Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, and is owned and operated by Western Digital, Inc., a US based computer hard disk drive manufacturer. It was expected that the increase in floor area and cleanliness would increase loads substantially. Instead, through innovative design and careful attention to system effects on energy efficiency, the remodeled building used 44% less energy than the original facility. In addition to the efficient components of the design, WD was able to eliminate the use of environmentally harmful CFCs used in the chillers.