CalPortland has been awarded with a 2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognises the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.
"CalPortland has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 1996. For nearly two decades that relationship has been instrumental in the continuous improvement of our energy program. We have established a core culture of energy management that includes all levels of the company’s operations. Our employees are very proud of their accomplishments to improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and contribute to the protection of our environment while reducing cost", said Allen Hamblen, President and CEO, CalPortland.
Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2 billion t of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2013 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than US$11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change.
“Through their sustained participation with ENERGY STAR, CalPortland is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I applaud CalPortland for earning EPA’s highest ENERGY STAR award, the 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, demonstrating a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”
The 2015 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organisations to recognise their contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through superior energy efficiency achievements. These winners have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by setting and achieving aggressive goals, and employing innovative energy efficiency approaches. These awards recognise ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. CalPortland’s accomplishments will be recognised in Washington, D.C. on 20 April 2015 where the company will be honoured for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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