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Roanoke Cement Company in Virginia receives a Star, plants another

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Titan America LLC subsidiary Roanoke Cement Company with the “Energy Star” for five consecutive years for the Troutville Plant in Virginia, USA.

The “Energy Star” is awarded to cement plants within the top 25% of the US accomplishing energy performance, as measured by the Energy Star performance scale. The Troutville plant was the first to receive the award in 2011, and Director of Industrial Sector Partnerships with Energy Star, Elizabeth Dutrow comments, “Titan America continues to lead by example […] achieving a national level energy certification for its Virginia cement plant demonstrates leadership.  But Roanoke Cement hasn't stopped there. The company is reaching beyond what is expected to help others to achieve similar heights.  Roanoke Cement's outreach program for customers, Plant A Star™, is a gold standard for cement manufacturers to emulate in helping their customers, the ready mix producers, to improve energy performance.”

The EPA officially encourages the Plant A Star™ programme, whereby Roanoke Cement provides technical assistance and energy management training for its customers. Roanoke has appointed a special Plant Energy Team to offer presentations on energy management, audits, tracking and benchmarking to customers struggling to remain competitive with their current energy consumption.  At present, Titan America/Roanoke has invested over 3000 hours helping 15 businesses fast track their energy savings schemes. A preliminary assessment of this initiative indicates that the assisted businesses could see a 15% decrease in their electrical energy consumption in the first year. This would mean that the Plant A Star™ initiative has helped save enough energy to power 150 households.

Aris Papadopoulos, Chief Executive Officer of Titan America says: “Titan is committed to use energy in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.” The goal for 2015 is to reduce the energy consumption by 90 000 MW/h (33%) - the equivalent of the production of 700 000 t of cement - across the Titan organisation.

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