SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named 11 manufacturing plants in California and Arizona, including the Cemex cement plant in Victorville, that earned ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance in 2017.
“Earning ENERGY STAR certification is a real mark of excellence, highlighting companies that are leaders in cutting energy costs and reducing waste,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “This program is in direct line with the administration’s priorities to support American manufacturing—greater efficiency fosters industrial development, greater competitiveness, a strong economy, and a healthy environment.”
Across the country, a total of 93 manufacturing plants earned ENERGY STAR certification in 2017. Together, these plants reduced their energy bills by almost $340 million, saved more than 60 trillion British thermal units of energy, and achieved broad emissions reductions, including 4 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
The energy savings is enough to meet the annual energy needs of almost 360,000 American households.
The ENERGY STAR industrial program provides industry-specific energy benchmarking tools and other resources for 17 different types of manufacturing plants. These resources allow an industrial plant to compare its energy performance to others in the same industry and therefore establish meaningful energy performance goals.
Plants from the automotive, baking, cement, corn refining, food processing, glass manufacturing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and petroleum refining sectors are among those that qualified in 2017.
The 2017 ENERGY STAR certified manufacturing plants in the Pacific Southwest include:
Cemex (Victorville) – cement manufacturing
Ardagh Glass (Madera) – container glass manufacturing
Bimbo Bakeries USA (Sacramento) – commercial bread and roll baking
Bimbo Bakeries USA (San Diego) – commercial bread and roll baking
Bimbo Bakeries USA (San Luis Obispo) – commercial bread and roll baking
CalPortland (Oro Grande) – cement manufacturing
Lehigh Southwest Cement Company (Redding) – cement manufacturing
Bimbo Bakeries USA (Phoenix) – commercial bread and roll baking
CalPortland (Rillito) – cement manufacturing
Flower Baking Company (Tolleson) – commercial bread and roll baking
Salt River Materials Group (Clarkdale) – cement manufacturing
About the ENERGY STAR Industrial Program
Since 2006, the ENERGY STAR Industrial Program has annually certified manufacturing plants for reaching the top 25 percent of energy performance in their industries nationwide. Over 190 plants have achieved this distinction since 2006.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state and local organizations — including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500 — rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses $430 billion on energy costs — while also achieving broad emissions reductions — all through voluntary action. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.
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