GLENDORA, Calif., March 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CalPortland Company a 2011 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting our environment through energy efficiency. CalPortland's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2011.
CalPortland, an ENERGY STAR partner since 1996, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency. The company continues to be a strong leader in managing energy and in promoting the benefits of energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR to industrial companies throughout the U.S. This is the seventh consecutive time CalPortland has been awarded a national ENERGY STAR award with the last five awards being for Sustained Excellence. This is a feat unmatched by any other U.S. construction materials company. Recent accomplishments include:
- Reducing overall energy intensity by 4.6 percent resulting in the prevention of 32,888 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and decreasing absolute energy consumption by 14 percent over the previous year.
- Conducting 144 energy efficiency projects expected to save over 21,000,000 kWh or an estimated $2,323,000 per year.
- Working with senior executives in national building materials manufacturing associations to promote good energy efficiency practices and encourage them to promote participation in the ENERGY STAR program among their members.
- All three CalPortland cement plants scored a perfect 100 on ENERGY STAR's benchmarking tool.
"CalPortland has established a core culture of energy management that includes all levels of the company's operations. Company employees are proud of their accomplishments to improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and promote good energy practices to the rest of the construction materials industry" said Allen Hamblen, President and CEO, CalPortland. "Our partnership with ENERGY STAR has been instrumental in the continuous improvement of our energy program."
"CalPortland Company has earned EPA's highest ENERGY STAR award - the 2011 Sustained Excellence Award," said Elizabeth Craig, Acting Director of EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs. CalPortland's long term leadership and commitment to energy efficiency demonstrates the types of accomplishments that we can all achieve in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our global environment. We look forward to their continued partnership and leadership."
CalPortland Company is a major producer of cement, concrete, concrete products, aggregates, asphalt and construction services in the western United States. Founded in 1891 with the principle of providing unsurpassed quality, CalPortland remains a leader in the industry through its commitment to quality, customer service, technical support and environmental leadership. The company maintains its headquarters in Glendora, California and operates in CA, AZ, NV, OR, WA, ID and AK and also in two Canadian Territories; British Columbia and Alberta. For more information about CalPortland Company, visit or call 626-852-6200.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with energy use. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 kinds of products as well as new homes and buildings. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $18 billion on their utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas equivalent to those of 34 million cars. Products, homes and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR prevent emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. For more information, go to energystar.gov.
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