HOUSTON, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CEMEX announced today three cement plants—Miami, Victorville and Brooksville South—achieved the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Certification for 2018, recognizing their efforts in energy efficiency and sustainability.
The three CEMEX plants have been repeatedly certified by the EPA's ENERGY STAR® program for their conservation efforts. This year's recognition marks eight consecutive years of ENERGY STAR® Certification for CEMEX's Miami Cement Plant. The Victorville Cement Plant has earned the honor for seven straight years, and the Brooksville South Cement Plant has achieved the certification six out of the last seven years.
"These plants are leading the way in our industry by setting and maintaining these high sustainability standards," said Dr. Hugo Bolio, Executive Vice President – Cement Operations and Technology for CEMEX USA. "We are proud of their hard work and commitment to the ENERGY STAR® Certification. They serve as models, achieving goals that can inspire other operations."
To earn the recognition, each plant followed energy-efficiency principles established by the EPA's ENERGY STAR® Guidelines and implemented energy conservation technologies along with energy-reduction projects. The recognized facilities were also among the top 25 percent of similar U.S. facilities for energy conservation and met the ENERGY STAR® Plant Energy Performance Indicators.
CEMEX has worked to continuously decrease carbon dioxide emissions across its plants globally, cutting the emissions overall by 20% since 1990.
"CEMEX's commitment to sustainability extends across all our operations, and we look forward to participating in this distinguished program every year," said CEMEX USA President Ignacio Madridejos. "We are honored to be recognized by the EPA and ENERGY STAR® for these plants and their conservation initiatives."
CEMEX is a corporate partner of the ENERGY STAR® program and is an active proponent of the importance of energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR® is an EPA program that delivers environmental benefits and financial value through superior energy efficiency and focuses on strategic energy management and the importance of demonstrating environmental leadership for future generations.
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