EPA: CalPortland sustains energy star excellence

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded CalPortland Company a 2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award in recognition of its continued leadership in protecting the environment and its long-term commitment to energy efficiency. CalPortland’s accomplishments were recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. this spring.

An Energy Star partner since 1996, CalPortland continues to be a leader in managing energy and in promoting the benefits of energy efficiency and Energy Star to industrial companies throughout the United States. This is the seventh consecutive time CalPortland has been awarded a national Energy Star award with the last five awards being for Sustained Excellence—a feat unmatched by any other U.S. construction materials company.

“CalPortland has established a core culture of energy management that includes all levels of the company’s operations. Company employees are proud of their accomplishments to improve energy efficiency, reduce emissions and promote good energy practices to the rest of the construction materials industry,” said CalPortland President and CEO Allen Hamblen.

“CalPortland has earned the 2011 Sustained Excellence Award,” said Elizabeth Craig, acting director of EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs. “CalPortland’s long-term leadership and commitment to energy efficiency demonstrates the types of accomplishments that we can all achieve in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our global environment. We look forward to their continued partnership and leadership.”