RAPID CITY, S.D. – GCC’s Rapid City Plant earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2022 ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy efficiency. This is the third 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 ten 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

“We are committed to environmental stewardship while also lowering our costs through operational improvements in the efficient use of energy.”

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 fifth consecutive year and was the only cement plant in that state to receive the prestigious award.

“Improving the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings is critical to protecting the environment,” said Cindy Jacobs, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Branch. “From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their operations more efficient and earning EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification.”

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