GCC’s Pueblo Plant has again been honored with the esteemed ENERGY STAR® certification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for its exceptional energy efficiency in 2023. This marks the sixth consecutive year of recognition for the plant, underscoring our steadfast dedication to energy efficiency and emissions reduction. GCC’s Pueblo Plant is the sole Colorado cement facility to receive this prestigious accolade.

“ENERGY STAR certification highlights GCC’s status within the top 25 percent of cement plants in the nation with regard to energy performance,”

Ron Henley, U.S. Division President

“Our unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and operational enhancements geared towards efficient energy utilization has enabled us to achieve this milestone.”

GCC has significantly enhanced its energy performance through strategic energy management initiatives implemented across the organization. Approximately 25% of alternative fuels have been seamlessly integrated at the Pueblo Plant while maintaining exemplary thermal efficiency standards. The steadfast commitment to sustainability and operational innovation is evident throughout our processes.

Furthermore, GCC’s Rapid City Plant in South Dakota has also earned the ENERGY STAR certification for the fourth consecutive year, placing GCC among a select group of only eleven certified cement plants nationwide. Cindy Jacobs, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Branch, emphasized, “Improving the energy performance of industrial plants is paramount in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA commends the dedication to energy efficiency demonstrated by ENERGY STAR-certified plants.”

Introduced in 1992, ENERGY STAR is an EPA voluntary, market-driven initiative to curtail greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency measures. To date, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across all fifty states have been granted the ENERGY STAR distinction.

For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Facilities:  energystar.gov/plants