CalPortland cement plants earn EPA Energy Star certification

CalPortland’s Rillito and Oro Grande cement plants have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star certification.

The award signifies that the industrial plants perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

This is the sixth year the CalPortland Rillito cement plant has earned Energy Star certification, reflecting a legacy of continued energy savings. The Oro Grande Cement Plant has earned its first Energy Star certification since recently being acquired by CalPortland in 2015.

“CalPortland is proud to accept EPA’s Energy Star certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said Allen Hamblen, chief executive, CalPortland.

“CalPortland takes great pride in our partnership with Energy Star which is proven through the dedication of our employees who are proud to participate in programs that improve our energy efficiency, reduce emissions and contribute to protecting our environment.”

Earning Energy Star certification highlights Rillito’s and Oro Grande’s status within the top 25% of cement plants. The plants improved their energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to both 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 & Industrial Branch.

“From the plant floor to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their facilities more efficient and earning EPA’s Energy Star certification.”

Energy Star was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the Energy Star label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved a total of nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from Energy Star.

CalPortland Company is a major producer of cement, ready mixed concrete, aggregates, concrete products and asphalt in the western United States and Canada. Founded in 1891 with the principle of providing unsurpassed quality, CalPortland remains a leader in the industry through its commitment to quality, safety, customer service, technical excellence and environmental leadership. The company maintains its headquarters in Glendora, California and operates in the Western US and two Canadian Provinces.

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