Lehigh Hanson involved in EPA energy efficiency program

By |  January 11, 2013

Eleven of Lehigh Hanson Inc.‘s aggregate production facilities are participating in the EPA’s Energy Star Challenge, which calls for an energy efficiency improvement of at least 10 percent for commercial and industrial buildings.

EPA estimates that commercial buildings and industrial facilities contribute about 45 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, EPA estimates that if the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings improves 10 percent, the U.S. would reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to those from about 30 million vehicles and save about $20 billion on annual utility bills.

“The Energy Star Challenge is a win-win for our aggregate production facilities and positively contributes to Lehigh Hanson’s overall sustainability strategy,” says Tom Chizmadia, Lehigh Hanson’s senior vice president of government affairs, public relations and sustainability. “EPA’s Energy Star program provides our operations management teams with additional tools and resources to help identify areas for improving energy efficiency by managing energy strategically.”

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