Washington, D.C., March 14, 2019 – The Portland Cement Association (PCA) would like to congratulate the 24 cement plants out of the 100 total manufacturing plants across all industries that received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® certification for their superior energy performance in 2018.
“America’s cement manufacturer’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing have led to improved equipment reliability, energy efficiency, and the increased the use of alternative fuels.” said PCA President and CEO Mike Ireland. “The cement manufacturing sector’s stand out efforts and leadership in this program is evidence of that culture. “
EPA’s ENERGY STAR® industrial program provides industry-specific energy benchmarking tools and other resources for 19 different types of manufacturing plants, enabling plants to compare energy performance to others in the same industry and establish meaningful energy performance benchmarks and goals. Only plants in the top 25 percent of energy performance nationwide can earn the ENERGY STAR® certification.
“We applaud these companies who are taking the lead in cutting energy costs and reducing waste,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “These leaders are proving that energy efficiency is good for business and for the environment – by fostering innovation, increasing competitiveness, and reducing air pollution.”
Learn more about which cement plants earned 2018 ENERGY STAR® certification here. For more information about cement manufacturing, visit https://www.cement.org/
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The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 93 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.