Two Cemex USA terminals have achieved the US Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry, by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy conservation. The terminals are located in La Mirada and San Diego, Calif., and each reduced its energy consumption by more than 10%.
In 2016, Cemex USA conducted pilot programmes at its California terminals to cut energy use. The San Diego terminal achieved a reduction of 12.2% in 2016, compared to the previous year. The La Mirada terminal achieved a 23.2% reduction, year-to-year. The ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry is a national call-to-action to improve energy efficiency by 10% within five years. The Cemex terminals achieved this in just one year.
“Our La Mirada and San Diego terminals are leading the way in conservation for our Logistics team, and we are very proud of the effort they’ve put into achieving the ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry,” said Cemex USA Executive Vice President – Logistics Matt Wild.
Workers at the La Mirada and San Diego terminals reduced their energy consumption by completing projects and executing strategies to improve their onsite energy intensity. Workers were educated on energy-management practices and procedures for the proper operation of plant equipment. Outdated lightbulbs at the terminals were replaced with more energy-efficient LED lighting. The process of enhancing lighting at the terminals has continued into 2017, with workers focused on finding more ways to save energy in the future. Cemex also plans to roll out the programme to all of its Logistics operations.
“At Cemex, we are committed to sustainable business practices across our operations and to building a better future for the communities in which we live and work,” said Cemex USA President Ignacio Madridejos. “It’s truly an honour to receive this recognition from the EPA and ENERGY STAR®, and we look forward to many more years of participation in this important programme.”
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