CalPortland and CEMEX Awarded 2019 EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award
CalPortland and CEMEX received the prestigious 2019 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA’s) Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for the outstanding contributions they made to protect the environment through energy efficiency.
The highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards is the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. Both companies were recognized by the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 11, 2019.
The 2019 national award is the fifteenth consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for CalPortland. The feat that has never been matched by any other industrial company. In the past year, the company invested over $100 million to increase its operational efficiency producing an overall energy intensity improvement of over two percent. “CalPortland is honored to receive the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award, said CalPortland President and CEO Allen Hamblen. “We take great pride in our partnership with ENERGY STAR and are grateful to be recognized for the fifteenth consecutive year. This is a genuine tribute to the ongoing commitment of our employees and our company’s comprehensive energy management culture. We are always focused on optimizing energy efficiency, reducing emissions and actively protecting our environment.”
In 2018, three CEMEX plants earned the ENERGY STAR certification and CEMEX USA operations have earned more than 50 ENERGY STAR certifications since 2007, including the ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry at several ready-mix plants and terminals. “At CEMEX, sustainability is key to our vision of building a better future, embedded in our core business strategy and day-to-day operations,” said CEMEX USA President Ignacio Madridejos. “We strive to conserve energy where possible with energy management initiatives, and many of our operations have received repeated recognition for their efforts. CEMEX is also incorporating the use of more alternative fuels. We are proud to be honored as the EPA ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year.”
For more than 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and associated reductions of over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans save $30 billion in energy costs.
NSSGA is proud of our member’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability. Awards like these prove our industries worth and commitment to our environment and communities. Congratulations to CalPortland and CEMEX.