Our Ragland cement plant has earned the 2011 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's prestigious ENERGY STAR® certification—the distinguished mark of energy efficiency and commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy performance.
Earning ENERGY STAR certification highlights National Cement’s status within the top 25 percent of cement plants in the nation with regard to energy performance. National Cement improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its plant.
“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment, “ said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their facilities more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.
Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 different kinds of products as well as new homes and commercial and industrial buildings that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $18 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 34 million vehicles.
Our Lebec Plant is also a 2011 ENERGY STAR recipient.