USA: Essroc’s Energy Star cement plants

USA: Essroc’s Energy Star cement plants
Published: 09 December 2015


Essroc’s Martinsburg and Nazareth cement operations, have for the second year in a row, earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification.

This endorsement signifies that the industrial facilities perform in the top 25 per cent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict performance levels set by the EPA.

“Essroc is pleased to accept EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said Jean-Paul Morel, corporate energy manager for Essroc. “Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs.” Essroc improved its performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its plants.

“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.”

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA.