Lehigh Cement Garners EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification

Lehigh Cement Company Plant in Union Bridge Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR’ Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

PRNewswire-iReach,  Dec. 18, 2013

Lehigh Hanson, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Lehigh Cement Company plant in Union Bridge, Md., has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) prestigious ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the facility performs in the top 25 percent of cement plants nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

“At the Lehigh Cement plant in Union Bridge, we are committed to operating in a safe and environmentally responsible manner,” said Kent Martin, Plant Manager. “Earning the ENERGY STAR certification clearly demonstrates this commitment and we are proud to be recognized by the EPA for our superior energy performance.”

Earning the ENERGY STAR certification at its Union Bridge cement plant is just one example of the company’s industry leadership in reducing the impact of its operations on the environment. Lehigh Hanson has operational efficiency programs in place across all its business lines and strict energy management is a priority at its manufacturing sites across North America.

“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s industrial facilities is critical to protecting our environment,” said Jean Lupinacci, Chief, ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. “From the plant floor to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their facilities more energy efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR.”

About the Lehigh Cement Company and Lehigh Hanson
The Lehigh Cement Company is a part of Lehigh Hanson, Inc. Based in Irving, Texas, Lehigh Hanson is a member of the HeidelbergCement Group, one of the largest building materials manufacturers worldwide. Visit www.lehighhanson.com for more information.

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 $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR. For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Facilities: www.energystar.gov/labeledbuildings.

Media Contact: Jeff Sieg, Lehigh Hanson, 972-653-6011, jeff.sieg@hanson.com

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SOURCE Lehigh Hanson