US: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded its 2020 Energy Star® certification to Buzzi Unicem USA plants in Chattanooga, Tennessee and in Festus, Missouri. This certification is awarded to a facility for superior energy performance in comparison to similar plants. This marks the 12th consecutive year that the Chattanooga and Festus plants have received certification.
In order to qualify for Energy Star® recognition, cement plants must score at least 75 on the Energy Performance Indicator (EPI) system used by the EPA to measure energy efficiency. In addition, the plant must have a satisfactory environmental compliance record for the past three years. Receipt of the Energy Star certification means these two plants perform in the top 25% of similar facilities in the US.