Awards indicate our commitment to energy efficiency
Our Harleyville, Newberry and Roberta Cement Plants have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR® certification, which signifies that the industrial plant performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. In fact, our employees blew other plants out of the water with Harleyville performing in the top 5 percent, Newberry performing in the top 7 percent, and Roberta performing in the top 2 percent for U.S. cement manufacturing plants.
These three awards and performance levels are an indicator our commitment to energy efficiency, as well as to economic, environmental and social sustainability. But even more than that, it demonstrates how our employees take ownership of each of their roles and work together as a team to make their respective plants some of the top performing plants in the nation for energy efficiency.
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. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved a total of nearly $450 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 3.1 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR.