Source: Buzzi Unicem USA, Bethlehem, Pa.

Buzzi Unicem USA recently announced that the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy have awarded three of the company's U.S. cement plants the Energy Star designation for their superior energy performance. Buzzi’s plants in Festus, Mo., Maryneal, Texas, and Signal Mountain, Tenn., received the honor. This is the second consecutive year that these plants have been recognized under the program. Energy Star is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance. To qualify for the award, a plant must score at least 75 of a possible 100 on the Energy Performance Indicator, used by the EPA to measure energy efficiency in cement plants. In addition, the plant must have a three-year history of environmental compliance.