NRMCA Member Earns EPA Energy Star Award

NRMCA member CalPortland has been awarded the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. The EPA presents the award to companies 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. The Glendora, CA-based CalPortland has been an ENERGY STAR PARTNER since 1996; The 2020 national award is the 16th consecutive ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for the company. Since 2003, CalPortland’s energy management efforts have reduced the company’s overall energy intensity by 16.5 percent, avoiding $135 million in unnecessary energy costs. Key 2019 accomplishments include:

• Reducing the carbon footprint and embodied energy of its cement products by
developing for the market blended cements.
• Advancing energy efficiency and emission reductions through extensive upgrades to the
company’s mobile fleet, rail operations, and cement plants, amounting to significant
expenditures in capital efficiency projects.
• Working with the leadership of the national cement, concrete, and asphalt trade
associations to increase industry involvement in energy management and ENERGY
• Earning ENERGY STAR certification for the eighth consecutive time for the Rillito
Cement Plant

More background information about ENERGY STAR can be here.

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