Houston, Texas

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Energy Management


CEMEX USA is a leading global producer of construction products, providing cement and concrete products through 14 cement plants, 50 distribution terminals, 115 aggregate quarries, and more than 370 ready-mix concrete plants. CEMEX is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for implementing a comprehensive corporate energy management program across all divisions of the company. This is the first time CEMEX has received ENERGY STAR recognition. Key accomplishments include:

         Reducing absolute energy use by nearly 3% in 2008.

         Committing to reduce its global CO2 emissions by 25% per metric ton of cement by 2015.

         Maintaining CO2 emissions levels after reducing CO2 emissions by 2.4% in 2007, despite economic conditions affecting the construction market.

         Earning the ENERGY STAR for five of its cement manufacturing plants.

         Tracking energy use at all facilities and benchmarking operations using either EPA's energy performance indicator for Cement Manufacturing or an internal system for aggregate and ready-mix plants.

         Communicating the value of energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR to employees through company publications.

         Participating in EPA's cement industry focus and facilitating an industry initiative to develop energy tracking metrics that may be used to stimulate cement plant equipment suppliers to provide equivalent information on the energy use attributes of new and replacement equipment.

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