CalPortland, US building materials and construction solutions provider, has achieved ENERGY STAR certification for two of its cement plants: Rillito, Arizona and Oro Grande, California.
This is the second consecutive year for the Oro Grande cement plant and the seventh year the CalPortland Rillito cement plant has earned ENERGY STAR certification, reflecting a commitment to continued energy savings.
“CalPortland is proud to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of the energy efficiency programmes at our Rillito and Oro Grande cement plants,” said President and CEO of CalPortland, Allen Hamblen. “CalPortland has been a proud ENERGY STAR partner since 1996 and our employees are dedicated to conserving energy through programmes that contribute to the protection of our environment.”
CalPortland joins the other 91 manufacturing plants that earned ENERGY STAR certification for their superior energy performance in 2017. Together, these plants reduced their energy bills by almost US$340 million and achieved broad emissions reductions, including 4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. The energy savings is enough to meet the annual energy needs of almost 360 000 American households.
“Earning ENERGY STAR certification is a real mark of excellence, highlighting companies that are leaders in cutting energy costs and reducing waste,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation, Bill Wehrum. “This programme is in direct line with the administration’s priorities to support American manufacturing— greater efficiency fosters industrial development, greater competitiveness, a strong economy, and a healthy environment.”
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