PCA Applauds 2019 EPA Energy Star Certified Cement Manufacturing Plants

2019 Energy Star Certified Cement Manufacturing PlantsThe Portland Cement Association congratulates the 13 cement plants recognized as the 2019 Energy Star Certified Cement Manufacturing Plants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star certification gives this recognition for their superior energy performance in 2019.

“America’s cement manufacturer’s commitment to research and technology has led to overall energy efficiencies and the increased use of alternative fuels.” said Mike Ireland, PCA President and CEO. “The Energy Star designation across numerous cement plants is another great example of the industry’s continued reduction of its carbon footprint in a responsible and sustainable manner. “

These cement facilities join an elite group of only 95 manufacturing plants across 20 manufacturing sectors to receive the certification. Only plants in the top 25 percent of energy performance nationwide can earn the Energy Star certification.

“The magnitude of these plants’ savings indicates that manufacturers in the United States have a lot to gain by investing in energy efficiency,” said Anne Idsal, EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. “Energy management is a win/win: saving money for manufacturers and protecting our environment.”

For more information about the sustainable manufacturing of cement, visit www.cement.org sustainability

About Portland Cement Association

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) began in 1916. It is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent over 90% of U.S. cement production capacity and also has facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction. It also fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution. Additionally, it generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment. For more information, visit www.cement.org.

About Energy Star

Energy Star is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency. It provides simple, credible, and unbiased information that both consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations rely on their partnership with the U.S. This includes more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, Energy Star and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs. They have also achieved 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about Energy Star is available at: www.energystar.gov/about/origins_mission

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