Three CEMEX USA plants have been awarded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification, recognising efforts in efficiency and sustainability.
All the rewarded plants have previously won for their conservation efforts. This year’s awards mark eight consecutive years of recognition for CEMEX’s Miami plant, seven for its Victorville plant, and the Brooksville South plant has achieved the award in six out of the past seven years.
“These plants are leading the way in our industry by setting and maintaining these high sustainability standards,” said Dr Hugo Bolio, Executive Vice President of Cement Operations and Technology at CEMEX USA. “We are proud of their hard work and commitment to the ENERGY STAR certification. They serve as models, achieving goals that can inspire other operations.”
Plants can achieve the award by following the energy-efficient principles established by the EPA ENERGY STAR’s guidelines. They must also implement energy conservation technologies and energy reduction projects. Winning plants will be among the top 25% of similar US facilities for energy conservation and must meet various plant energy performance indicators.
With the result of cutting overall emissions by 20% since 1990, CEMEX has worked to continually decrease carbon dioxide emissions across its worldwide plant locations.
“CEMEX’s commitment to sustainability extends across all our operations, and we look forward to participating in this distinguished programme every year,” said Ignacio Madridejos, President of CEMEX USA. “We are honoured to be recognised by the EPA and ENERGY STAR for these plants and their conservation initiatives.”
CEMEX is a corporate partner of the ENERGY STAR programme and an active proponent of the importance of energy efficiency.
The EPA’s ENERGY STAR programme has given guidance on how to save energy, how to save money, and how to protect the environment for more than 20 years.
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