More than 3,200 Buildings earn the ENERGY STAR
EPA has awarded the prestigious ENERGY STAR to more than 3,200 buildings for their energy efficiency. These buildings represent more than 575 million square feet, save an estimated $600 million annually in lower energy bills, and prevent almost 11 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, equal to emissions from almost 900,000 vehicles. The top performing buildings for 2006 include about 320 supermarkets, 320 office buildings, and 200 K–12 schools. Almost 90 banks, courthouses, financial centers, hospitals, hotels, and — for the first time — dormitories also earned the ENERGY STAR, the most recognized national symbol for energy efficiency.