The Focus is a partnership between US EPA's ENERGY STAR program and cement companies to improve energy efficiency.
EPA helps cement manufacturers overcome barriers to using energy efficiently and provides energy management resources unique to this industry. In all cases, strategic corporate energy management is promoted as the basis for achieving long-term, sustained energy savings.
Any cement manufacturer with plants in the U.S. may participate.
EPA's ENERGY STAR Cement Manufacturing Focus has tools and resources to help you improve energy efficiency, save money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Use EPA's cement plant energy performance indicator (EPI) to assess how efficiently your plant uses energy, relative to similar plants nationwide. The system's 1–100 scale enables you to quickly understand how your plant is performing — a score of 50 indicates average energy performance, while a score of 75 or better indicates top performance. Plants receiving an EPI score of 75 or higher are eligible to earn nationally recognized ENERGY STAR certification. If your plant scores 75 or above, learn how you can apply for the ENERGY STAR.
Duke University evaluated the improvement in the U.S. cement industry’s energy efficiency. Important findings include:
The improvement in the energy intensity of cement manufacturing plants over a ten year period is illustrated below.
EPA's energy guide, Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for Cement Making discusses energy efficiency practices and technologies that can be implemented right now in your cement plants.
Energy Strategy for the Road Ahead is a groundbreaking report that guides companies through the process of evaluating future energy risks and enables them to set a robust energy strategy for the future.
EPA's ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management outline the steps for creating a corporate energy management program.
EPA's Energy Management Assessment Matrix is a quick and easy way to compare your corporate energy practices to those outlined in the Guidelines for Energy Management and help you identify areas for improvement.
Energy managers from cement manufacturing companies participating in the ENERGY STAR focus meet annually to network among themselves, learn together about the challenges confronting energy management in their businesses and identify solutions.
*denotes ENERGY STAR Partners
**denotes ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awardees