Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved ENERGY STAR® certification for their superior energy performance in 2015. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a significant amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $476 million, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than five million metric tons – equal to the average annual energy use of more than 450,500 households.
CalPortland is proud to announce that the Rillito, AZ cement manufacturing facility has been recognized by US EPA as a recipient of ENERGY STAR® certification for their superior energy performance in 2015. The recognition indicates that the Rillito, AZ manufacturing facility has operated among the top 25 percent of energy performance in the cement industry during 2015. Energy Star certified plants must have their energy performance independently verified. Plants from the cement manufacturing, automotive, corn refining, food processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and petroleum refining industries are among those that qualified in 2015. EPA has certified manufacturing plants with the ENERGY STAR® since 2006.
“ENERGY STAR® certified manufacturing plants are driving the kinds of efficiency and innovations that keep our country strong,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “They’re proving every day that businesses can save on energy, cut down on bills, and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions all at the same time.”
Since the inception of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification, a total of 148 manufacturing plants have achieved this distinction. These plants have saved over 618 trillion British thermal units (TBtu) in energy, equal to preventing more than 41 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions and saving enough energy to provide the total yearly energy needs for approximately 3.5 million American households.
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 saving energy, saving money, and protecting 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 $362 billion on utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2.4 billion metric tons since 1992. Join the millions who are already making a difference at energystar.gov.
CalPortland Company is a major producer of cement, ready mixed concrete, aggregates, concrete products and asphalt in the western United States and Canada. Founded in 1891 with the principle of providing unsurpassed quality, CalPortland remains a leader in the industry through its commitment to quality, safety, customer service, technical excellence and environmental leadership. The company maintains its headquarters in Glendora, California and operates in the Western U.S. and two Canadian Provinces. For more information about CalPortland Company, visit www.calportland.com.