Source: Buzzi Unicem USA, Bethlehem, Pa.
Buzzi Unicem USA recently announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded four of its plants the Energy Star label for their superior energy performance. Buzzi’s plants in Festus, Mo.; Maryneal, Texas; Pryor, Okla.; and Signal Mountain, Tenn., received the honor. This marks the third consecutive year the Festus, Maryneal, and Signal Mountain plants have received certification, while it is the first year that the Pryor plant received the award.
In order to qualify for Energy Star recognition, cement plants must score at least 75 on the Energy Performance Indicator, used by the EPA to measure energy efficiency. In addition, the plant must have a three-year history of environmental compliance. The Energy Star program is a joint initiative by the EPA and DOE that focuses on strategic energy management and emphasizes the importance of demonstrating environmental leadership for future generations.