CalPortland says three of its ready mixed concrete plants have achieved the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star Challenge for reducing energy intensities by more than 10%.
The energy reduction at the El Segundo site in California and the Longview and Woodland plants in Washington are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by energy consumption.
Allen Hamblen, president/CEO of CalPortland, says: “Achieving the Energy Star Challenge for Industry continues to demonstrate CalPortland’s commitment to strong energy management practices that produce results for the environment and the community.”
The El Segundo, ready mix plant reduced its energy intensity by 35% with annual avoided CO2e of 104 metric tonnes.
- Lighting upgrade to LED lights throughout the entire facility
The Longview, ready mix plant reduced its energy intensity by 25.9% with annual avoided CO2e of 190 metric tonnes.
- Installed hot water holding tank which cut down diesel consumption for boiler operation by 25% to 50%
- Completed full LED lighting upgrade.
The Woodland, ready mix plant reduced its energy intensity by 34.7% with annual avoided CO2e of 119 metric tonnes.
- Upgraded all light to LED lighting
- Upgraded to heat pump system from a natural gas furnace.