2019 Energy & 环境奖

The 2019 能源及环境奖 recognize outstanding environmental and community relations efforts that go above and beyond what is required. 来自各地植物的作品
U.S. were evaluated and recognized for environmental efforts completed in 2018.


The CalPortland Mojave cement plant installed a new classifier system for its vertical roller mill that increased energy efficiency by reducing fan power requirements. The plant also installed an expert control system for the finish mill that will maximize performance and help reduce wear on equipment. The classifier installation reduced the finish mill energy intensity by 1.5 to 2.0 kwh/ton, and the expert control system reduced energy intensity by 13%. In 2018 22% of the electricity consumed by the plant came from on-site renewable wind energy generation. CalPortland has implemented significant energy efficiency measures and its energy management program has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® program as the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for 15 years in a row.


The Roanoke Cement Company/ Titan America Troutville cement plant was the first cement manufacturing plant in the United States to receive certification under ISO 50001 for energy management of all aspects of energy procurement, design, and use. The plant reduced its total electrical consumption by 10% and fossil fuels use by more than 12%.The plant has also implemented a robust alternative fuels program as part of its certification for the True Zero Waste Program, 由绿色企业认证管理, Inc., and has received silver status achieving a 96% rate of waste divergence from landfills.


利哈伊汉森公司. Permanente cement plant installed an innovative state-of-the-art water treatment system reducing concentrations of metals, 包括硒, 以满足严格的许可证限制. 利哈伊汉森公司. developed a treatment system that combined ultrafiltration/reverse osmosis (UF/RO) technology in conjunction with biological treatment technology to remove metals, 包括硒, 和溶解固体. This ensured applicable effluent limits were met while optimizing treatment capacity and efficiency. This treatment system is the first of its kind in the cement industry ensuring that effluent limits are met while, 同时, limiting the quantity of waste needed to be managed.


The Buzzi Unicem USA Greencastle cement plant and the not-for-profit People Pathways organization officially opened the 2.6-mile smooth packed stone trail as Phase 2 of the Putnam Nature Trail. Buzzi Unicem USA staff and People Pathways used heavy equipment for rough clearing and grading of the overgrown former railroad bed and improved and expanded the physical trail. 这些地区后来被树木美化了, 大量的原生草原植被, 解译标志, benches, 鸟舍和其他特征. Additional nature trail enhancements include placement of wildlife monitoring cameras along the trail, installation of nesting boxes and 解译标志, and maintenance of the recently completed restoration of native flora installed in 2017 and 2018.

2019 Outreach

The CEMEX Construction Materials South Lyons cement plant’s staff volunteered at the Rocky Mountain National Park in Boulder, Colorado, performing campground improvement activities at Glacier Basin Campground by moving rocks and fallen timber and clearing existing fire pits of ash deposits. The plant then introduced a new community outreach initiative by hosting a Manufacturing Day event, providing local students tours of the quarry and plant to increase youth interest in pursuing a vocation in skilled trades. Additionally, the plant teamed up with the Celestial Seasonings B Strong Ride for cancer care and research for an event aimed at increasing safety awareness while fundraising for two local organizations and their efforts to fight cancer.