CalPortland Company

Glendora, California

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


CalPortland Company is a producer of cement, concrete, aggregates and asphalt pavement in the western United States. Since 2003, CalPortland's energy management efforts have reduced the company's overall energy intensity by 16.5 percent, avoiding $135 million in unnecessary energy costs. Key 2019 accomplishments include:

  • Working with the leadership of the national cement, concrete, and asphalt trade associations to increase industry involvement in energy management and ENERGY STAR.
  • Advancing energy efficiency and emission reductions through extensive upgrades to the company's mobile fleet, rail operations, and cement plants, amounting to $90 million in capital efficiency projects.
  • Reducing the carbon footprint and embedded energy of its cement products by developing blended cements and a natural pozzolan for clinker substitution.
  • Incorporating strategic elements in the corporate energy program by using ENERGY STAR's cement plant certification, Challenge for Industry and Treasure Hunt Campaign.
  • Focusing on community engagement and in-person education by reaching more than 136,000 individuals on energy management best practices and ENERGY STAR.
  • Working with ENERGY STAR industrial partners to compare and benchmark best energy management practices.
  • Incorporating energy management and ENERGY STAR into the company's corporate-wide professional development training program through videos, an intranet site, new employee orientation and regular employee engagements.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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