Four Lehigh Hanson cement plants earn EPA energy rating

Lehigh Hanson, in Irving Texas has four of its cement plants earning the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious Energy Star certification for 2014.

The company’s cement manufacturing plants in Leeds, Alabama., Union Bridge, Maryland., Glens Falls, New York, and Redding, California, all perform within the top 25% of cement plants nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. “At Lehigh Hanson, we are committed to operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner,” said Dan Harrington, president and chief executive.

 “The superior energy management efforts at the Leeds, Union Bridge, Glens Falls and Redding cement manufacturing facilities are a clear reflection of this commitment. We are extremely proud of these four plants and pleased that our ongoing efforts are recognized by the EPA.

“Earning the Energy Star certification at these four cement plants is just one example of Lehigh Hanson’s industry leadership in reducing the impact of its operations on the environment. Lehigh Hanson has operational efficiency programs in place across all its business lines and strict energy management is a priority at its manufacturing sites across North America.

The company is an Energy Star corporate partner and also has the unique distinction of being the only aggregates producer to have four of its crushed stone plants achieve the EPA’s Energy Star Challenge for Industry.

“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment,” said Jean Lupinacci, Chief, Energy Star Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their facilities more energy efficient and earning EPA’s Energy Star certification.”

The Lehigh Cement Company is a part of Lehigh Hanson, based in Irving, Texas, and a member of the HeidelbergCement Group.

The 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.

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