Los Angeles tops the EPA's 2008 list of U.S. cities with the largest number of energy-efficient commercial buildings that have earned the Energy Star rating. The list, released on March 3, includes a total of 25 cities.
Currently, there are more than 6,200 Energy Star qualifying buildings and plants in the U.S., resulting in an annual utility savings of more than $1.7 billion. According to the EPA, Energy Star buildings typically use 35 percent less energy and emit 35 percent less greenhouse gases than average buildings. The top 10 cities on the EPA's list had a total of 1,379 Energy Star qualified buildings between them in 2008 and more than $450 million in cost savings. More information is available at energystar.gov/buildinglist.
Top 10 U.S. Cities With Most Energy Star Buildings
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
- Dallas-Fort Worth
- Minneapolis-St. Paul