CalPortland Company

Glendora, California

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

CalPortland Company

CalPortland Company is a major supplier of cement, concrete, concrete products, aggregates, and asphalt in the western U.S. CalPortland is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for continuing to surpass its own high standards for corporate energy management through new initiatives and a continually evolving energy management strategy. This is the third time CalPortland has received ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:

         Reducing energy use intensity by 6.5% in 2008 and saving the company approximately $3 million.

         Installing eight 3 MW wind turbines, lowering the electricity need of its Mojave cement plant by generating more than 25 million kWh of clean power.

         Working through its energy value chain to improve the energy footprint of its products by ensuring suppliers provide the most energy-efficient equipment.

         Creating a new full-time corporate engineering position, titled Reliability Engineer, who visits plant facilities in an effort to optimize maintenance procedures and improve reliability.

         Enhancing the quality of plant energy assessments by including experts from specialized areas, such as cement processes and chemistry.

         Communicating the value of energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR, along with the companys energy program, to its industry, local communities, and schools.

         Growing energy management system in tandem with company growth, keeping pace with doubled operation size.

         Participating in the ENERGY STAR Cement Manufacturing Focus and ranking cement plants using EPAs energy performance indicator for Cement Manufacturing on a regular basis.

         Hosting instructional plant tours for the Chinese cement industry, helping to ensure energy-efficient practices take root throughout the industry.

         Participating in EPAs Climate Leaders program.


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