December 20, 2012
Lehigh Hanson, Inc. announced that 11 of its aggregates production facilities across the country are taking another positive step toward improving energy efficiency and protecting the environment by participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s (EPA) ENERGY STAR Challenge.
The ENERGY STAR Challenge calls for an energy efficiency improvement of at least 10
percent for commercial and industrial buildings in the United States.
“At Lehigh Hanson, we are committed to operating in an energy-efficient and
environmentally friendly manner,” said Dan Harrington, president and CEO, in a company press release. “These locations are taking this commitment to the next level by looking for ways to further reduce their energy consumption, while conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.”
The EPA estimates that, if the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial buildings in the
U.S. improved 10 percent, Americans would reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to those
from about 30 million vehicles, while saving about $20 billion on annual utility bills.
“The ENERGY STAR Challenge is a win-win for our aggregate production facilities and
positively contributes to Lehigh Hanson’s overall sustainability strategy,” said Tom Chizmadia,
senior vice president of Government Affairs, Public Relations and Sustainability. “EPA’s
ENERGY STAR program provides our operations management teams with additional tools and
resources to help identify areas for improving energy efficiency by managing energy