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CalPortland plants win EPA ENERGY STARs

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Both CalPortand’s Rillito plant in Arizona and its Oro Grande plant in California have earned ENERGY STAR certifications from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The certifications are awarded to cement plants in the top 25% of US facilities for energy efficiency.

Winning plants must meet the strict performance levels for energy efficiency, as set by the EPA. This year’s award marks a seventh consecutive win for CalPortland’s Rillito plant, and a second consecutive year for its Oro Grande plant. This is reflective of CalPortland’s aim to achieve a legacy of energy savings and efficiency.

“CalPortland is pleased to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR certifications for Rillito and Oro Grande in recognition of our energy efforts,” said Allen Hamblen, President and CEO of CalPortland. “Through the hard work of our employee teams at both Rillito and Oro Grande and our corporate energy efficiency culture, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship, while also reducing our energy costs.”

The receipt of these ENERGY STAR awards comes as CalPortland has made efforts to improve its energy performance, particularly by managing energy strategically across its organisation and by making cost-effective improvements to its plants.

“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment,” said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organisations are leading the way by making their facilities more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”

In addition to these awards, earlier this year CalPortland received the 2018 EPA ENERGY STAR PARTNER OF THE YEAR award for Sustained Excellence. This award has been received by the company for fourteen consecutive years, an achievement unmatched by any other US industrial company.

Corporate energy efficiency culture has been established at CalPortland and the company is continuing to lead the cement industry in environmental stewardship. This is particularly being done through the company’s investment in renewable energy, fuels, and efficient industrial production technology.

CalPortland Co. is a major producer of cement, ready mixed concrete, aggregates, concrete products, and asphalt in western US and Canada.

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