RAPID CITY, S.D. – GCC’s Rapid City Plant earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2021 ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance. This is the second consecutive year the Rapid City Plant won the prestigious certification. GCC’s Rapid City Plant was the only cement plant in South Dakota to qualify and one of only 11 cement plants in the country to do so.
“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
“The achievement shows our commitment to environmental stewardship for this generation and generations to come.”
GCC’s Rapid City Plant improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its plants. GCC’s Pueblo, Colorado, plant also earned an ENERGY STAR for the fourth consecutive year and was the only cement plant in that state to receive the prestigious award.
“Energy efficiency contributes to greater economic development, greater competitiveness and a healthy environment while helping organizations meet their health, environmental and cost reduction goals” said Jean Lupinacci, chief of the ENERGY STAR commercial & industrial branch.
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. To date, tens of thousands of buildings and plants across all fifty states have earned the ENERGY STAR.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Facilities: energystar.gov/plants