November 16, 2017

ENERGY STAR Certification in the USA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded it's ENERGY STAR® certification to the plants of Chattanooga, TN; Festus, MO; Maryneal, TX and San Antonio, TX. This marks the ninth consecutive year the Chattanooga, Festus, and Maryneal plants have received certification, and the fourth consecutive year for the San Antonio plant. In order to qualify for ENERGY STAR recognition, cement plants must score at least 75 on the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI), used by the EPA to measure the energy efficiency of a facility.  In addition, the plant must have a satisfactory environmental compliance record for the past 3 years.  Receipt of the ENERGY STAR certification means these four plants perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide.
The ENERGY STAR program focuses on strategic energy management and emphasizes the importance of demonstrating environmental leadership for future generations.