Cemex USA announced two of its Florida cement plants – Miami and Brooksville South – achieved the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Certification for 2019, recognizing the company’s efforts in energy efficiency and sustainability.

These two Cemex plants have been repeatedly certified by the EPA’s Energy Star program for their conservation efforts. This year’s recognition marks nine consecutive years of Energy Star certification for Cemex’s Miami Cement Plant, while the Brooksville South Cement Plant has achieved the certification seven out of the last eight years.

“Cemex is committed to delivering world-class products and services to its clients across the United States and the globe while maintaining the highest sustainability standards in our industry,” said Cemex USA President Jaime Muguiro. “Cemex is honored to once again receive these certifications as evidence of responsible stewardship of our planet and its resources.”

To earn the recognition, operations at each plant followed energy-efficiency principles established by the EPA’s Energy Star guidelines and implemented energy conservation technologies along with energy-reduction projects. The recognized facilities were among the top 25% of similar U.S. facilities for energy conservation and met the Energy Star Plant Energy Performance Indicators.

“At Cemex, we are committed to pursuing excellence at our operations, and we constantly look for opportunities to cut energy use,” said Edgar Angeles, executive vice president, cement operations and technical. “These cement plants illustrate our dedication to energy conservation and lead by example, showing the industry what is possible.”    

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