The Portland Cement Association (PCA) congratulated the 24 cement plants out of the 100 total manufacturing plants across all industries that received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR certification for their superior energy performance in 2018.

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“America’s cement manufacturer’s commitment to sustainable manufacturing have led to improved equipment reliability, energy efficiency, and the increased the use of alternative fuels.” said PCA President and CEO Mike Ireland. “The cement manufacturing sector’s stand out efforts and leadership in this program is evidence of that culture. “

EPA’s ENERGY STAR industrial program provides industry-specific energy benchmarking tools and other resources for 19 different types of manufacturing plants, enabling plants to compare energy performance to others in the same industry and establish meaningful energy performance benchmarks and goals. Only plants in the top 25 percent of energy performance nationwide can earn the ENERGY STAR certification.

“We applaud these companies who are taking the lead in cutting energy costs and reducing waste,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “These leaders are proving that energy efficiency is good for business and for the environment – by fostering innovation, increasing competitiveness, and reducing air pollution.”

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