Cemex USA announced Thursday that four of its cement manufacturing plants have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® certification in 2015. Cemex noted that recognition of its USA’s plants in Miami, FL, Clinchfield, GA, Fairborn, OH, and Victorville, CA, demonstrates that these facilities perform among the top 25 per cent of similar US facilities for energy conservation.
2015 marks the ninth consecutive year of certification for the Clinchfield plant, an achievement realised by only one other cement plant in the US, the fifth consecutive certification for the Miami plant, the fourth for the Victorville and Fairborn plants.
Three Cemex USA ready-mix plants, located in La Porte, TX, Mission, TX and Rosenburg, TX met the ENERGY STAR challenge by committing to the pre-established goal of reducing energy intensity by 10 per cent within five years or less. Collectively, these recognised Cemex USA ready mix plants cut energy intensity by an average of 21 per cent by the replacement and use of more energy efficient parts and equipment such as dust collectors, conveyor belt pulleys, and lighting.
“Cemex is committed to sustainable practices throughout our operations, including energy efficiency,” said Karl H. Watson, Jr, President of Cemex USA. “We are honored to again be recognised by the EPA and Energy Star for our commitment to sustainable practices.”