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CalPortland Company

Glendora, California

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

CalPortland Company is a major producer of cement, concrete, aggregates, and asphalt in the western United States. Energy management is a key component of the company's greenhouse gas emissions control and sustainability strategies. CalPortland is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for continued pursuit of energy management within its organization and for promoting ENERGY STAR. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Reducing energy intensity by 0.3 percent compared to 2011, despite harsh market conditions that make energy efficiency improvement difficult. Extending energy management to product transport by tracking truck fuel usage, managing delivery routes, and minimizing idling time, among other optimizations of trucking efficiency.
  • Executing capital improvements and process optimizations designed to save energy including replacement of a heat exchanger on a preheater tower with a water spray gas conditioning system to reduce demand by more than 1,000 kW and energy use by nearly 9 million kWh.
  • Coordinating with utilities, other manufacturers, and EPA to host a well-attended meeting in the Los Angeles region to introduce local manufacturers to ENERGY STAR industrial energy management resources.
  • Promoting energy management among U.S. cement manufacturers by supporting EPA's ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Cement and Concrete Manufacturing.
  • Registering nine plants in EPA's ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry with four of the plants having achieved the Challenge to date.
  • Promoting energy management through employee participation in community and school outreach programs including parades, holiday events, rodeos, school visits, career days, plant tours, and other community gatherings with exposure to nearly 108,000 people.