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CalPortland recognized with Energy Star award

By |  March 31, 2016

calportland_logoThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized CalPortland with a 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. The company won the award for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements, reports the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA).

This is the 12th consecutive award for CalPortland, which is a feat that has never been accomplished by any other U.S. building materials manufacturing company, NSSGA adds.

According to Energy Star, CalPortland received the award for advancing and championing energy management within the U.S. cement industry. In addition, the company’s energy program, which formed in 2003, continues to expand to cover new areas of its operations. Some of CalPortland’s accomplishments in 2015 include decreasing energy intensity by more than 1 percent while integrating a new cement plant into its portfolio of production facilities; leading the cement industry to conduct a finish mill benchmarking study to improve energy efficiency; and sharing its energy management expertise with prospective Energy Star partners to help them build energy management programs.

“Entering our third decade as an Energy Star partner, we are proud to accept this award for the 12th consecutive year,” says CalPortland President and CEO Allen Hamblen in a press release.

These awards are given to a number of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through energy efficiency efforts. Since its inception in 1992, Energy Star and its partners have helped prevent more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, NSSGA reports.

CalPortland Co. is a producer of cement, concrete, aggregates and asphalt in the western United States and Canada.

Allison Kral

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