The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named California Portland Cement Co. as a 2005 Energy Star Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The company was honored in the category of “Leadership in Energy Management.” CPC, an Energy Star partner since 1996, was praised for sustaining smart energy management practices and investments throughout its operations, including compressed air optimization, motor management, lighting improvements, process evaluations, plant operations and maintenance programs, and purchasing and inventory policies. Partner of the Year Award winners are selected from thousands of organizations that participate in the Energy Star program. More than 7,000 organizations have become Energy Star partners. For more about CPC, visit www.calportland.com or call (626) 852- 6200. For more about Energy Star, visit www.energystar.gov or call (888) 782- 7937.