Cemex terminals achieve Energy Star Challenge

Cemex terminals achieve Energy Star Challenge
07 June 2017

Two Cemex USA terminals have achieved the US Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star® Challenge for Industry by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy conservation. The terminals, located in La Mirada and San Diego (CA), each reduced their energy consumption by more than 10 per cent.

In 2016 Cemex USA conducted pilot programmes at its California terminals to cut energy use. The San Diego terminal achieved an impressive 12.2 per cent reduction in 2016, compared to the prior year. The La Mirada terminal achieved a considerable 23.2 per cent reduction YoY.

The Energy Star Challenge for Industry is a national call-to-action to improve energy efficiency by 10 per cent within five years. The Cemex terminals achieved it in just one year.

"Our La Mirada and San Diego terminals are leading the way in conservation for our Logistics team, and we are very proud of the effort they’ve put into achieving the ENERGY STAR® Challenge for Industry,” said Cemex USA Executive Vice President – Logistics Matt Wild.

The La Mirada and San Diego terminals reduced their energy consumption by completing projects and executing strategies to improve their onsite energy intensity. Workers were educated on energy-management practices and procedures for the proper operation of plant equipment. Outdated light bulbs at the terminals were replaced with more energy-efficient LED lighting. The process of enhancing lighting at the terminals continues in 2017 and workers at the terminals are focussed on looking for more ways to save energy in the future. Cemex also plans to roll out programme to all of its logistics operations.

“At Cemex, we are committed to sustainable business practices across our operations and to building a better future for the communities in which we live and work,” said Cemex USA President, Ignacio Madridejos. “It’s truly an honor to receive this recognition from the EPA and Energy Star, and we look forward to many more years of participation in this important program.”

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