From Muskogee to Manhattan: ENERGY STAR Leaders Grow in Numbers

Thursday, December 11, 2008

EPA's list of ENERGY STAR Leaders for 2008 has grown to encompass 65 organizations from across the country, in small towns and big cities alike. School districts dominate the list, comprising two-thirds of all recognized organizations. Commercial real estate companies, healthcare systems, supermarket operators, and hoteliers are also recognized. These Leaders are avoiding more than 580 million pounds of greenhouse gas emissions — equal to those from the electricity use of nearly 35,000 U.S. homes — and saving almost $50 million annually.