Cost-Effective Improvements Earn CalPortland Plants EPA Recognition

Timely equipment maintenance and cost-saving improvements enabled CalPortland’s Redding, Calif., and Rillito, Ariz., cement plants to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2023 Energy Star certification.

“CalPortland is pleased to accept EPA’s Energy Star certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts at our Redding and Rillito cement plants,” said Allen Hamblen, CalPortland president and CEO. “Energy Star is an integral part of the culture at CalPortland and through this achievement, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering energy costs.”

CalPortland Redding plant.

Earning Energy Star certification highlights the Redding and Rillito plants’ status within the top 25% of cement plants in the nation with regard to energy performance. CalPortland improved key metrics to the EPA program through strategic energy management measures across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its plants, which included lighting upgrades, cooling tube replacements, and flow meter installations.

“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings is critical to protecting our environment,” said Cindy Jacobs, chief of the Energy Star Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their operations more efficient and earning EPA’s Energy Star certification.”

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