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Sustainable cleanroom Policy

With our sustainable cleanroom policy, we want to do our bit for society and play an important role in perpetuating the transition to a climate-neutral and circular cleanroom world.

Supporting the transition to a climate-neutral cleanroom world

ABN Cleanroomtechnology aims to play an important role in the transition to a climate-neutral and circular construction approach that is future-proof. We have formulated 3 spearheads from business operations with corresponding targets for the next years. These objectives are about developments that further make sustainability part of our business. That is where we want to have a positive impact. The fourth spearhead, sustainable asset management, is an effective integration in all cleanroom projects from 2022 onwards. With the focus on these four spearheads, we can make a major contribution to sustainability in the cleanroom sector, and distinguish ourselves as a sustainable cleanroom partner.

Circular cleanroom design (CCD)

By building according to circular principles, we use fewer primary raw materials. High-quality recycling and circular design are key to enable this. A linear design process proceeds chronologically: from idea to detailed design, after which it is built. After completion follows the maintenance phase. In a circular design strategy, we think the other way round: from end to beginning. Our policy is to make circular design principles a standard part of our work. To make our vision concrete, we work with a materials passport. This 'passport' records which materials are present where in an object, as well as the quantity and value of the materials. This materials passport also records maintenance and dismantling information. By 2024, we aim to deliver 75% of our projects with a material passport and circularity score. Such a score shows how circular objects are and provides information on whether and how objects can be disassembled again.

Sustainable use of materials

Within ABN, we want to reduce our environmental impact created by the use of raw materials. We will do this by gradually increasing the share of renewable and reused materials and reducing the share of primary raw materials. We map the entire cleanroom with all associated subsystems (pumps , fans,...). Each manufacturer should prepare a sustainability declaration of these systems with possible future improvements regarding reduction of material use. Our goal is to map 95% of all subsystems and associated manufacturers by 2024 with an exclusive score per system.

Waste separation

Our waste streams consists of raw materials released on construction sites. Currently, we already separate and recycle more than 85% of our waste streams. Our aim is to separate at least 95% of these waste streams by 2024 and to communicate this to all stakeholders in relation to each project. In the current situation, all documents regarding waste separation and recycling related to the cleanroom project are proactively communicated during the project implementation phase.

Sustainable Asset Management system

Besides the investment cost of a cleanroom, the 'running-cost' is especially important. Especially from a sustainability perspective. Every cleanroom designed and built from 2022 onwards is equipped with DAMS. Our sustainable asset management programme includes the following components.CleanConnect energy monitoring provides a clear overview of consumption at any point in time in the cleanroom. A smart algorithm calculates whether the current energy performance matches the theoretically calculated values. Deviations enable effective and energy-efficient energy management in a proactive way. Energy monitoring is more than just measuring and tracking consumption. It is primarily a tool to gain insight into the underlying system in order to use energy more (cost-)efficiently.Prediction about possible failure of underlying components prevents effective failure. By integrating smart algorithms into the continuous monitoring system over the capped data stream, the asset condition is mapped at any time. It is our vision that these smart predictions have a positive sustainable impact, in addition to increasing operational uptime. Preventing failure of costly components prevents unnecessary use of resources.Risk-based spare parts management enables unnecessary relocation and transport costs in addition to a positive economic impact (very low MTTR and high uptime). Using a scientific methodology from "reliability engineering", the cleanroom is mapped as a system with associated subsystems to store each critical component. The methodology used is mainly based on FTA (Fault Tree Analysis) based on the IEC 61025 standard.An integrated maintenance plan carried out by internal ABN service engineers based on the NEN2767 standard should ensure a validated maintenance approach. This methodology makes it possible to obtain a guaranteed asset condition during the life cycle of the cleanroom. During the life cycle, ABN will ensure that the entire cleanroom as a system is always brought to a minimum score of condition 2.


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