PCA Praises Cement Plants for Energy Star Designation

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) congratulated the 13 cement plants recently awarded U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star certification for superior energy performance in 2019.

“America’s cement manufacturer’s commitment to research and technology has led to overall energy efficiencies and the increased use of alternative fuels,” said Mike Ireland, PCA president and CEO. “The Energy Star designation across numerous cement plants is another great example of the industry’s continued reduction of its carbon footprint in a responsible and sustainable manner.”

These cement facilities join an elite group of only 95 manufacturing plants across 20 sectors to receive the certification. Only plants in the top 25% of energy performance nationwide can earn the Energy Star certification.

“The magnitude of these plants’ savings indicates that manufacturers in the United States have a lot to gain by investing in energy efficiency,” said Anne Idsal, EPA principal deputy assistant administrator for air and radiation. “Energy management is a win/win: saving money for manufacturers and protecting our environment.”

The list of 2019 Energy Star certified plants can be found here.

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