HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Four CEMEX USA cement plants achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® certification for 2017, recognized for their efforts in energy efficiency and sustainability.
The plants—Brooksville, Miami, Clinchfield and Victorville— achieved the certification by ranking in the top 25 percent for energy conservation when compared to similar U.S. facilities. Each plant also had to meet the technical requirements of the ENERGY STAR® Plant Energy Performance Indicators.
Throughout the year, all of the recognized plants followed energy-efficiency principles established by the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Guidelines for Energy Management. The plants implemented energy conservation and monitoring technologies, promoted energy-efficiency awareness among employees and completed energy-reduction projects.
“These plants follow initiatives each day to ensure they operate with sustainability in mind and lead the way in our industry. They serve as models for others to follow with their repeated recognition for their efforts. We are very proud of the work they’ve done to achieve ENERGY STAR® certification this year by maintaining these high standards,” said Dr. Hugo Bolio, Executive Vice President – Cement Operations and Technology for CEMEX USA.
The Clinchfield plant achieved ENERGY STAR® Certification for the 11th consecutive year with its recognition in 2017. Miami was recognized for the seventh consecutive year, and the Victorville Cement Plant received the certification for the sixth straight year. 2017 was the fifth time Brooksville earned the ENERGY STAR® Certification. Overall, carbon dioxide emissions per ton of cementitious product at CEMEX plants have dropped 20 percent since 1990.
“CEMEX is committed to sustainability across all our operations, and these plants illustrate how to adhere to environmental initiatives to preserve the communities where we live and work. We look forward to participating in this distinguished program each year and are honored to be recognized by the EPA and ENERGY STAR®,” 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.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for guidance on how to save energy, save money, and protect the environment. Behind each blue label is a product, building, or home that is independently certified to use less energy and cause fewer of the emissions that contribute to climate change. Today, ENERGY STAR is the most widely recognized symbol for energy efficiency in the world, helping families and businesses save $300 billion on utility bills, while reducing carbon pollution by two billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.