Page Title: 2015 ENERGY STAR Top Cities

Every year, EPA ranks metro areas according to which had the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings in the past year. See how far these cities have come since 2008, when Los Angeles was the only city to have more than 200 buildings earn EPA's ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance!

Top 25 cities

Rank Metro area Building Count Total Floor Area (Million Sq ft) Cost savings (million $) Equivalent Homes' Electricity Use for 1 Year
1 Washington, DC 480 122.8 127.1 73,500
2 Los Angeles 475 109.7 155.8 44,300
3 Atlanta 328 69.6 55.8 48,700
4 New York 299 109.7 137.7 50,700
5 San Francisco 292 75.3 118.9 34,600
6 Chicago 251 119.9 90.1 98,300
7 Dallas-Fort Worth 248 62.1 42.1 40,100
8 Houston 235 86.5 66.7 62,300
9 Denver 195 43.6 47.1 53,100
10 Boston 176 46.7 60.1 22,600
11 Phoenix 165 26.9 31.7 25,300
12 Philadelphia 158 33.0 28.2 19,800
13 Seattle 149 30.1 23.7 14,000
14 Riverside, Calif. 127 12.4 19.8 4,300
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul 122 41.8 55.8 47,000
16 Charlotte 95 16.2 12.0 10,300
17 San Diego 92 16.3 22.2 6,700
18 Miami 90 19.3 19.3 15,600
19 Sacramento 89 13.2 20.8 7,100
20 Virginia Beach 81 7.4 4.5 3,500
21 Detroit 80 14.0 12.0 12,100
22 San Jose 70 7.8 10.5 3,000
23 Austin 65 10.7 10.2 7,300
23 Portland, Ore. 65 11.2 8.1 5,100
24 Louisville 59 5.0 3.0 2,800
24 Tampa 59 12.4 13.7 11,500
25 Salt Lake City 55 6.1 6.3 4,500

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Top mid-size cities

Rank Top Medium City Name Building Count Total Floor Area (Million Sq ft) Cost savings (million $) Equivalent Homes' Electricity Use for 1 Year
1 Virginia Beach- Norfolk- Newport News VA-NC 81 7.4 4.5 3,500
2 San Jose- Sunnyvale- Santa Clara CA 70 7.8 10.5 3,000
3 Austin-Round Rock TX 65 10.7 10.2 7,300
4 Louisville/ Jefferson County KY-IN 59 5.0 3.0 2,800
5 Salt Lake City UT 55 6.1 6.3 4,500
6 Stockton-Lodi CA 52 4.4 5.8 1,400
7 Des Moines-West Des Moines IA 47 4.9 1.8 3,100
8 Nashville- Davidson- Murfreesboro- Franklin TN 45 9.3 8.8 7,600
9 Indianapolis- Carmel- Anderson IN 44 5.4 4.1 4,300
9 Fort Collins CO 44 3.5 1.5 1,900
10 Jacksonville FL 43 5.6 3.9 2,500
10 Columbus OH 43 9.6 10.0 9,600

Top small cities

Rank Top Small City Name Building Count Total Floor Area (Million Sq ft) Cost savings (million $) Equivalent Homes' Electricity Use for 1 Year
1 Odessa TX 31 3.1 2.4 1,800
2 Daphne-Fairhope- Foley AL 27 2.5 1.9 1,400
3 Sioux City IA-NE-SD 24 2.2 1.1 1,600
4 Elizabethtown- Fort Knox KY 21 1.5 1.5 1,400
5 Bowling Green KY 20 2.1 1.6 1,300
6 Santa Fe NM 17 1.1 0.7 600
7 Cedar City UT 15 1.5 1.5 700
8 Talladega-Sylacauga AL 14 1.3 0.7 500
8 Martinsville VA 14 1.2 0.8 700
9 Cleveland TN 11 1.2 0.8 600
10 Coldwater MI 8 0.6 0.2 200
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DC ranks #1 on EPA's list of cities w/ the most ENERGY STAR buildings in 2014: 480! http://1.usa.gov/1GBLsNS

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Last year, ~7,000 bldgs earned the ENERGY STAR. They saved $1.5 billion, plus 6.7 metric tons of GHGs! http://1.usa.gov/1GBLsNS

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