Roanoke Cement receives Energy Star award for fifth consecutive year
Roanoke Cement Company, a subsidiary of Titan America LLC, has been awarded the "Energy Star" five years in a row from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Troutville plant, the only cement plant in Virginia, was the first cement plant to be certified with an Energy Star® in 2011. A cement plant may earn the Energy Star if the plant achieves energy performance within the top 25 per cent nationally using the Energy Star® performance scale. Titan America continues to lead by example. Achieving a national level energy certification for its Virginia cement plant demonstrates leadership. Roanoke Cement is reaching beyond what is expected to help others to achieve similar heights. "Plant A Star™¢ is a gold standard for cement manufacturers to emulate in helping their customers, the ready mix producers, to improve energy performance," said Elizabeth Dutrow, Director of Industrial Sector Partnerships with Energy Star. Roanoke Cement has invested approximately 3,000 hour helping 15 business partners fast track their energy savings initiatives in 2010. Conservative estimates indicate that these businesses could see a 15-per cent reduction of electrical energy consumption in their first year, applying the skills developed through this programme.