Lehigh Hanson Inc announced that three of its cement plants have earned the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR certification for 2015.
The company’s cement manufacturing plants in Leeds (AL), Union Bridge (MD) and Glens Falls (NY) perform within the top 25 per cent of cement plants nationwide for energy efficiency and meet the EPA's strict energy efficiency performance levels. This is the third-consecutive year the Union Bridge plant has received ENERGY STAR certification and the second-consecutive year for the Leeds and Glens Falls plants.
“Energy efficiency is a key aspect of Lehigh Hanson’s commitment to operating our manufacturing facilities in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner,” said Jon Morrish, President and CEO.
“The operational efficiency and strict energy management at the Leeds, Union Bridge and Glens Falls cement plants are a reflection of the priority we place on sustainability and reducing our environmental footprint,” he added.
Lehigh Hanson has operational efficiency and energy optimisation programmes in place across all its business lines and the company strives to continually improve its performance in these areas. In addition, Lehigh Hanson is an ENERGY STAR® corporate partner and also has the unique distinction of being the only aggregates producer to have five its crushed stone plants achieve the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment,” said Jean Lupinacci, chief of ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organisations are leading the way by making their facilities more energy efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”