CalPortland with 2017 Energy Star® Partner of the year - Sustained Excellence

CalPortland with 2017 Energy Star® Partner of the year - Sustained Excellence
11 April 2017

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognised CalPortland with a 2017 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. CalPortland’s accomplishments will be recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy in Washington, DC on 26 April 2017.

“CalPortland takes great pride in our partnership with Energy Star. Being named Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence is a tremendous honour,” said Allen Hamblen, president/CEO of CalPortland.  “Earning that honour for the 13th consecutive year is a tribute to the dedication of our employees who are proud to participate in programmes that improve our energy efficiency, reduce emissions and contribute to protecting our environment.”

This year CalPortland is receiving the Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence recognition for the company’s advancement as a global leader in the promotion of best energy management practices throughout industry. Key 2016 accomplishments include:

• Reduction of its energy intensity by 1.1 per cent in 2016 compared to business as usual in 2015 which resulted in over US$682,000 in savings and a reduction of 14,234t of CO2.  CalPortland has improved its energy intensity by 15.6 per cent since 2003 amounting to a cumulative savings of over US$96m.
• The company initiated a new “CalPortland Energy Cup” competition that compares and quantifies energy practices and performance of its three cement plants.
• All three CalPortland cement plants scored in the top quartile of the EPI benchmarking tool.  The Rillito plant has been certified for the past five years in a row.

CalPortland completed several large energy saving projects including the installation of a new US$9m clinker cooler at the Rillito cement plant, a US$14m Anchorage terminal storage dome and a US$2m preheater duct replacement at the Mojave cement plant.

The 2017 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through superior energy efficiency efforts. These awards recognise ongoing leadership across the Energy Star programme, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors. This is the 13th consecutive award for CalPortland, a feat that has never been matched by any other US building materials manufacturing company.

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