CalPortland's Rillito cement plant, located in Arizona, has earned the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR® certification.
"CalPortland is pleased to accept EPA's ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts," said David Bittel, Rillito Plant Manager. "Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs."
Earning ENERGY STAR certification highlights the Rillito Cement Plant's status being included within the top 25 per cent of cement plants in the nation with regard to energy performance.
CalPortland improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organisation and by making cost-effective improvements to its plant.
"Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment, " said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. "From the plant floor to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their facilities more efficient and earning EPA's ENERGY STAR certification."