Phoenix Cement plant earns perfect energy efficiency

Phoenix Cement plant earns perfect energy efficiency
Published: 01 December 2010

Salt River Materials Group’s Phoenix Cement Company Plant in Clarkdale, Arizona, has achieved a perfect efficiency record for the third straight year. The cement plant was awarded the highest possible score of 100 on the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) in 2008 and 2009 and has earned the same perfect score in 2010. This is the fourth year in a row that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® Label will be awarded to the Clarkdale Plant.

“We have worked hard over the years to make this plant energy efficient, and these scores mark us as second to none when compared to other cement plants in the United States”

The Clarkdale Plant is recognized as the most efficient cement plant in the United States and one of the most efficient in the world. The perfect 100 on its 2010 ENERGY STAR EPI highlights that success. The EPA ENERGY STAR Label recognizes the effort and resources that go into maintaining an energy-efficient facility.

“We are pleased to be able to support the efforts of a company that is so dedicated to energy efficiency and sustainability,” said Dave Munn, chief technical officer, Chelsea Group, Ltd. “It was an honor to work with Salt River Materials Group to earn their ENERGY STAR Label, and we applaud their great success.” Mr. Munn has previously conducted an energy audit at the Clarkdale Plant in support of its energy conservation goals.

The Clarkdale Plant continues to work toward reducing energy consumption, emissions, and water consumption. Projects such as modified operating procedures, installation of high-efficiency equipment and lighting, upgrades to existing lighting and compressed-air systems, and employee awareness training contribute to the plant’s continuing energy-savings progress.