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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 CITIES PAST RANKINGS

2016

2016

Metro area Building count Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Cost Savings (millions) Equivalent Homes' Annual Elec. Use
1 Washington, DC 686 154 $179 91,000
2 Los Angeles 527 115 $177 46,000
3 San Francisco 355 85 $155 39,000
4 Atlanta 311 71 $60 52,000
5 New York 303 144 $186 68,000
6 Chicago 281 133 $101 115,000
7 Dallas-Fort Worth 249 67 $46 43,000
8 Houston 231 91 $74 67,000
9 Denver 215 47 $52 58,000
10 Phoenix 190 29 $32 24,000
11 Boston 157 50 $75 24,000
12 Philadelphia 156 40 $33 24,000
13 Minneapolis-St. Paul 131 41 $56 47,000
14 Seattle 122 28 $25 16,000
15 San Diego 120 18 $71 6,900
16 Riverside 118 11 $17 3,800
17 San Jose 114 13 $22 6,800
18 Miami 104 22 $22 18,000
19 Sacramento 103 13 $21 6,800
20 Portland 74 10 $8.1 5,000
21 Charlotte 71 13 $10 8,500
22 Honolulu, Hawaii 69 9.6 $23 7,800
23 Virginia Beach 63 5.9 $3.7 2,800
24 Indianapolis 57 7.9 $5.8 5,200
25 Austin 55 10 $11 8,400
25 Louisville 55 5.8 $4.0 3,700

2015

2015

Metro area Building count Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Cost Savings (millions) Equivalent Homes' Annual Elec. Use
1 Washington, DC 480 123 $127 74,000
2 Los Angeles 475 110 $156 44,000
3 Atlanta 328 70 $56 49,000
4 New York 299 110 $138 51,000
5 San Francisco 292 75 $119 35,000
6 Chicago 251 120 $90 98,000
7 Dallas-Fort Worth 248 62 $42 40,000
8 Houston 235 87 $67 62,000
9 Denver 195 44 $47 53,000
10 Boston 176 47 $60 23,000
11 Phoenix 165 27 $32 25,000
12 Philadelphia 158 33 $28 20,000
13 Seattle 149 30 $24 14,000
14 Riverside, Calif. 127 12 $20 4,300
15 Minneapolis-St. Paul 122 42 $56 47,000
16 Charlotte 95 16 $12 10,000
17 San Diego 92 16 $22 6,700
18 Miami 90 19 $19 16,000
19 Sacramento 89 13 $21 7,100
20 Virginia Beach 81 7.4 $4.5 3,500
21 Detroit 80 14 $12 12,000
22 San Jose 70 7.8 $11 3,000
23 Austin 65 11 $10 7,300
23 Portland, Ore. 65 11 $8.1 5,100
24 Louisville 59 5.0 $3.0 2,800
24 Tampa 59 12 $14 12,000
25 Salt Lake City 55 6.1 $6.3 4,500

2014

2014

Metro area Building count Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Cost Savings (millions) Equivalent Homes' Annual Elec. Use
1 Los Angeles 443 $103 $132 45,000
2 Washington, DC 435 $109 $119 70,000
3 Atlanta 318 $70 $53 53,000
4 New York 303 $114 $142 59,000
5 San Francisco 289 $75 $110 36,000
6 Chicago 233 $116 $91 106,000
7 Dallas-Fort Worth 229 $60 $44 43,000
8 Denver 221 $43 $40 50,000
9 Philadelphia 210 $35 $28 22,000
10 Houston 204 $83 $66 62,000
11 Charlotte 176 $23 $14 11,000
12 Phoenix 156 $24 $35 30,000
13 Boston 141 $38 $50 20,000
14 Seattle 127 $26 $24 13,000
15 San Diego 123 $17 $40 7,500
16 Minneapolis-St. Paul 116 $42 $51 53,000
17 Sacramento 109 $15 $21 7,900
18 Miami 101 $22 $21 18,000
19 Cincinnati 84 $17 $11 14,000
20 San Jose 83 $11 $17 6,500
21 Columbus, Ohio 77 $12 $12 12,000
22 Riverside, Calif. 75 8.5 $7.2 2,500
23 Detroit 73 15 $16 16,000
24 Portland, Ore. 71 11 $9.1 5,800
25 Louisville 60 6.5 $5.7 6,700

2013

2013

Metro area Building count Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Cost Savings (millions) Equivalent Homes' Annual Elec. Use
1 Los Angeles 528 113 $135 52,000
2 Washington, DC 462 116 $127 83,000
3 Chicago 353 130 $92 118,000
4 New York 325 112 $145 64,000
5 Atlanta 304 64 $52 56,000
6 San Francisco 291 70 $107 39,000
7 Houston 241 89 $74 73,000
8 Dallas 214 59 $47 48,000
9 Phoenix 202 32 $34 33,000
10 Boston 188 45 $67 25,000
11 Philadelphia 174 33 $27 24,000
12 Dener 161 37 $38 51,000
13 Cincinnati 137 21 $14 18,000
14 Minneapolis-St. Paul 133 43 $49 67,000
14 Charlotte 133 17 $15 11,000
15 San Diego 123 17 $18 7,100
16 San Jose 114 12 $19 7,400
17 Seattle 108 23 $19 15,000
18 Miami 104 20 $19 17,000
19 Detroit 100 16 $14 15,000
20 Sacramento 97 12 $15 6,400
21 Indianapolis 91 15 $10 14,000
22 Albuquerque 89 10 $5.6 5,300
23 Portland, Ore. 82 14 $10 7,600
23 Kansas City 82 21 $14 23,000
24 Riverside, Calif. 69 9.2 $10 3,500
25 Virginia Beach 67 6.4 $4.1 3,700

2012

2012

Metro area Building count Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Cost Savings (millions) Equivalent Homes' Annual Elec. Use
1 Los Angeles 659 131 $150 9,400
2 Washington, DC 404 104 $119 12,500
3 Atlanta 359 79 $55 9,700
4 Chicago 294 116 $87 18,100
5 San Francisco 270 72 $100 6,100
6 New York 261 105 $135 10,400
7 Houston 231 86 $80 11,700
8 Dallas-Fort Worth 178 51 $39 6,300
9 Riverside, Ca. 164 15 $18 900
10 Boston 161 44 $61 4,000
11 Denver 160 36 $33 8,500
12 Sacramento 151 16 $20 1,400
13 Phoenix 143 21 $21 3,200
14 Minneapolis-St. Paul 142 47 $51 11,300
15 Philadelphia 135 30 $32 3,300
16 Seattle 133 25 $20 2,600
17 Charlotte 130 25 $15 2,600
18 Miami 110 21 $19 2,800
19 San Diego 109 17 $19 1,300
20 Detroit 102 19 $14 2,700
21 San Jose 100 12 $20 1,400
22 Tampa 87 14 $15 2,200
23 Portland 81 15 $10 1,300
24 Colorado Springs 67 6.0 $3.4 800
24 Salt Lake City 67 7.4 $3.9 600
25 Cincinnati 60 11 $11 1,500

2011

2011 Metro area Building count
1 Los Angeles 510
2 Washington, DC 301
3 San Francisco 248
4 Chicago 232
5 New York 211
6 Atlanta 201
7 Houston 175
8 Sacramento 168
9 Detroit 151
10 Dallas 148

2009

2009 Metro area Building count
1 Los Angeles 262
2 San Francisco 194
3 Houston 145
4 Washington, DC 136
5 Dallas 126
6 Chicago 125
7 Denver 109
8 Minneapolis-St. Paul 102
9 Atlanta 97
10 Seattle 83

2010

2010 Metro area Building count
1 Los Angeles 293
2 Washington, DC 204
3 San Francisco 173
4 Denver 136
5 Chicago 134
6 Houston 133
7 Lakeland, Fla. 120
8 Dallas 113
9 Atlanta 102
10 New York 90