North / South America
Local plant honored
Aug, 08 2012
Last month, five CEMEX USA cement plants earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Certification. Cement plants in Florida, California, Ohio and Georgia were recognized for superior energy efficiency.
The Brooksville plant was recognized, along with plants in Victorville, Calif.; Fairborn, Ohio; Miami, Fla.; and Clinchfield, Ga. These plants demonstrate CEMEX's superior performance in energy efficiency.
The recognition received from the EPA marks the sixth consecutive year of certification for the Clinchfield plant, an achievement realized by only one other cement plant in the U.S. This is the second consecutive certification for the Miami plant, and the first for the Brooksville, Victorville and Fairborn plants.
All of the recognized plants improved their energy performance using the ENERGY STAR guidelines for Energy Management developed by the EPA. Throughout the year, these plants invested in energy conservation and monitoring technologies, and placed among the nation's top 25 percent of cement plants with regards to energy performance. The plants also participated in Utility Demand Response and Load Shedding programs to help prevent blackouts and boost local grid stabilization in cases of emergency.
"CEMEX is honored to be recognized by the EPA as a leader in energy management," said Karl Watson Jr., president of CEMEX USA. "With the guidance of ENERGY STAR, CEMEX has successfully demonstrated an ongoing commitment to sustainability and upheld an excellent record as a champion of energy efficiency."
The ENERGY STAR program is an EPA initiative that focuses on strategic energy management and emphasizes the importance of demonstrating environmental leadership for future generations.
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