Five Cemex USA cement plants achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star certification for 2016. The plants – Brooksville (Fla.), Miami (Fla.), Clinchfield (Ga.), Fairborn (Ohio) and Victorville (Calif.) – are being recognized by the EPA for their efforts in energy efficiency and sustainability.
In order to achieve the Energy Star certification, the plants had to perform among the top 25 percent of similar U.S. facilities for energy conservation and meet the technical requirements of the Energy Star Plant Energy Performance Indicators.
Throughout the year, all of the recognized plants put into practice energy-efficiency principles established by the Energy Star Guidelines for Energy Management. The plants implemented energy conservation and monitoring technologies, promoted energy-efficiency awareness and completed energy-reduction projects.
“The effort these plants put into their sustainability initiatives, day in and day out, is a shining example for our industry. We’re very proud of the work they’ve done to attain Energy Star certification this year,” said Dr. Hugo Bolio, executive vice president – cement operations and technology for Cemex USA.
This marked the tenth consecutive year that the Clinchfield plant achieved Energy Star certification. It is one of only two plants in the United States to reach that milestone. It was also the sixth time for the Miami plant to be recognized, the fifth for Victorville and Fairborn, and the fourth for Brooksville.
“Cemex is committed to sustainable practices throughout our operations and to building a better future for our communities through environmental initiatives. It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the EPA and Energy Star, and we look forward to many more years of participation in this important program,” Cemex USA President Ignacio Madridejos said.
Cemex is a corporate partner of the Energy Star program and is an active proponent of the importance of energy efficiency. Energy Star is an EPA program that delivers environmental benefits and financial value through superior energy efficiency and focuses on strategic energy management and the importance of demonstrating environmental leadership for future generations.