The Portland Cement Association (PCA), representing America’s Cement Manufacturers, applauds the 13 cement plants awarded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star certification for superior energy performance in 2020. The Energy Star certified cement manufacturing plants are certified U.S. plants that achieve energy performance in the top 25% of their respective industries.
In total, 95 plants were awarded an Energy Star certification across 20 different manufacturing sectors this year. Energy Star Certified cement manufacturing plants made up a good majority.
“Since the 1990s, the cement industry has been a leader in addressing climate change and sustainability,” said Mike Ireland, PCA President and CEO. “PCA is proud to celebrate the Energy Star certification across these 13 plants. This is exemplifying our members commitment to both energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. “
“These forward-looking businesses have demonstrated that economic development and job creation go hand-in-hand with environmental progress,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “The transition to a clean energy economy is happening now, as partnerships like Energy Star encourage companies to go the extra mile. This is bringing innovation, cost-savings and also pollution reductions in return.”
About The Portland Cement Association (PCA)
The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916. It is the premier policy research, education, and also a market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent over 90 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and also have facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction. They also foster continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution. Additionally, they generally promote economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.