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Redding and Rillito Cement Plants Earn ENERGY STAR Certification for Energy Efficiency

May 19, 2024

CalPortland’s Redding, California, and Rillito, Arizona, cement plants have been awarded the ENERGY STAR certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This certification signifies that the two plants rank in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict performance levels set by the EPA.

CalPortland President and CEO, Allen Hamblen, expressed his satisfaction with the ENERGY STAR certification and stated that it reflects the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and lowering energy costs. The Redding and Rillito plants’ improved energy performance positions them among the top 25 percent of cement plants in the country in terms of energy efficiency.

To achieve the ENERGY STAR certification, CalPortland implemented various measures throughout their facilities. These included replacing cooling tubes to optimize cooler efficiency, installing flow meters and control instruments for compressed air optimization, implementing energy-efficient lighting, conducting Treasure Hunts to identify energy-saving opportunities, and installing a new belt with low rolling resistance.

The introduction of the ENERGY STAR program in 1992 aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency in a voluntary, market-based approach. Thousands of buildings and plants across all fifty states have since earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR certification.

CalPortland Company, founded in 1891, is a leading producer of cement, ready mixed concrete, aggregates, concrete products, and asphalt in the western United States and Canada. Known for its commitment to quality, safety, customer service, technical excellence, and environmental leadership, CalPortland maintains its headquarters in Jurupa Valley, California. Visit their website for more information about the company.