Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management
CalPortland Company is a producer of cement, concrete, aggregates, and asphalt pavement. The company demonstrated leadership by supporting the development of a decarbonization roadmap for the U.S. cement industry that incorporates energy efficiency as an important measure for achieving carbon neutrality. Key 2021 accomplishments include:
- Achieving an energy intensity improvement of 0.5 percent over 2020. Since 2003, the company has sustained its energy intensity improvement at 17 percent, avoiding the emissions of 3.6 million tons of CO2.
- Challenging its plants to improve energy performance with ENERGY STAR® benchmarking tools. The Rillito cement plant earned certification for the tenth year in a row, while 62 ready mix concrete facilities, aggregate sites, asphalt paving plants, and cement terminals are actively pursuing achievement of the ENERGY STAR Challenge for Industry.
- Participating actively in both the ENERGY STAR Focus on Energy Efficiency in Cement and Concrete Manufacturing and the Focus on Energy Efficiency in Asphalt Paving to advance energy efficiency in these industries.
- Spreading the word about energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR to the communities where the company does business and to other manufacturing industries.