2022 ENERGY STAR TOP CITIES

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EPA's annual Top Cities list shows which metro areas were home to the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings in the previous year. These regions continue to make impressive strides in cutting American energy bills and pollution through energy efficiency. Their efforts contribute to stronger economies, healthier communities, and cleaner air for all of us.

Top 25 cities

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Rank Top 25 City Name Building Count Total Floor Area
(Million Sq. Ft.)
Emissions Prevented
(MTCO2e)
Cost Savings
($, millions)
Equivalent
Homes'
Electricity 
Use for 1 Year
1 Los Angeles 648 144.9 257,600 195.0 50,200
2 Washington DC 498 142.0 488,900 149.3 95,300
3 Atlanta 342 85.3 283,500 58.4 55,300
4 San Francisco 332 92.6 204,500 149.4 39,900
5 Dallas 286 55.9 170,000 37.0 33,100
6 New York 256 136.6 340,600 148.7 66,400
7 Chicago 226 115.7 523,800 94.1 102,100
8 Denver 205 58.6 246,600 44.3 48,100
9 Houston 189 77.4 253,300 58.8 49,400
10 Boston 184 52.4 112,600 67.0 21,900
11 San Diego 161 29.1 49,800 32.7 9,700
12 Austin 147 26.9 71,400 18.2 13,900
13 Seattle 138 39.4 104,100 31.4 20,300
14 Minneapolis 130 40.0 176,100 41.3 34,300
15 Tampa 118 20.0 51,300 14.0 10,000
16 Phoenix 116 24.5 96,000 20.6 18,700
16 San Jose 116 19.1 77,100 53.8 15,000
18 Riverside 96 24.7 19,200 13.8 3,700
19 Charlotte 92 15.8 45,700 10.5 8,900
20 Miami 79 17.9 54,500 13.5 10,600
21 Provo, Utah 75 9.7 17,800 4.5 3,500
22 Philadelphia 73 26.5 62,500 15.6 12,200
23 Sacramento 62 10.3 26,400 16.3 5,100
24 Orlando 54 10.4 29,900 7.9 5,800
25 Cincinnati 53 11.0 33,100 6.6 6,400

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Top mid-size cities

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Rank Top 10 Medium City Name Building Count Total Floor Area
(million ft2)
Emmissions Prevented
(MTCO2e)
Cost Savings
(million $)
Equivalent
Homes'
Electricity
Use for a Year
1 San Jose, Calif. 116 19.1 77,100 53.8 15,030
2 Provo, Utah 75 9.7 17,800 4.5 3,470
3 Raleigh, N.C. 51 6.9 18,100 5.1 3,540
4 Louisville, Ky. 35 4.2 17,000 3.6 3,310
5 Sioux Falls, S.D. 32 3.6 10,600 1.9 2,070
6 Boulder, Colo. 31 1.9 7,100 1.3 1,390
7 Macon, Ga. 30 3.4 6,900 1.6 1,350
8 Salt Lake City, Utah 26 4.8 31,500 6.6 6,150
9 Des Moines, Iowa 25 1.5 3,800 0.6 730
10 Madison, Wis. 22 3.5 16,100 2.5 3,130

Top small cities

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Rank Top 10 Small City Name Building Count Total Floor Area
(ft2)
Emmissions Prevented
(MTCO2e)
Cost Savings ($) Equivalent
Homes'
Electricity
Use for 1 Year
1 Jackson, Mich. 38 609,400 2,470 483,000 480
2 San Angelo, Tex. 23 2,252,200 5,300 1,221,700 1,030
3 Sioux City, Iowa 16 1,970,200 5,050 808,500 980
4 Carson City, Nev. 10 1,051,600 3,030 373,100 590
4 Elizabethtown, Ky. 10 711,800 1,340 341,600 260
6 California, Md. 4 235,400 660 185,600 130
7 Parkersburg, W.V. 3 700,200 1,140 199,800 220
7 Bowling Green, Ky. 3 360,400 750 155,300 150
7 Wheeling, W.V. 3 83,000 920 148,700 180
7 Saginaw, Mich 3 35,200 160 28,500 30
7 Oshkosh, Wis. 3 25,800 410 77,500 80
7 Salem, Ohio 3 22,200 80 13,800 20
7 New Philadelphia, Ohio 3 15,100 70 11,700 10
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