The Portland Cement Association, representing America’s cement manufacturers, is proud to announce that it has received the 2020 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding collaboration with the Energy Star program and promotion of Energy Star tools.
“PCA and its members have greatly benefited from participation in the Energy Star program to significantly improve energy efficiency and reduce associated greenhouse gas emissions,” said PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland. “According to Energy Star data, annually, cement plants have total source energy savings of 60.5 trillion Btu and reduced 1.5 million metric tons of energy-related carbon emissions.”
“I salute the 2020 Energy Star award winners,” said Anne Idsal, EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”
The Energy Star Partner of the Year Award recognizes Energy Star partner businesses and organizations in good standing that demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency and Energy Star.
For a complete list of 2020 winners and more information about Energy Star’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
To learn more about the cement industry’s commitment to sustainability, visit www.cement.org/
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