Ash Grove earns Energy Star Award

Ash Grove earns Energy Star Award
Published: 15 September 2008

Ash Grove Cement Company plants in Kansas and Washington earned the federal government’s prestigious Energy Star Award for the company’s superior performance in management of energy use.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) gave the award to Ash Grove in special recognition of the company’s energy-efficient operations in Chanute, Kan. and Seattle, Wash. Each Ash Grove facility received the award for the third consecutive year and was singled out for successful efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions while also lowering overall energy consumption.

By 2012, Ash Grove’s energy management process (AGem) is expected to reduce thermal energy use by 17 per cent per ton of cement produced and electrical energy use by 10 percent per ton of cement produced. Ash Grove has also set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 12.5 per cent from the 2004 baseline level.