2017ENERGY STAR Top Cities Banner

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

Rank Metro area 2016 Certified Buildings Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Emissions Prevented (MTCO2e) Cost Savings (million $)
1 Washington, DC 790 174 716,000 $167
2 Los Angeles 531 119 369,000 $187
3 New York 395 163 558,000 $192
4 San Francisco 372 89 317,000 $169
5 Atlanta 351 83 430,000 $72
6 Dallas 343 80 371,000 $55
7 Chicago 268 127 799,000 $98
8 Houston 236 97 521,000 $79
9 Boston 209 56 199,000 $88
10 Phoenix 204 36 213,000 $42
11 Philadelphia 175 41 181,000 $36
12 Denver 158 45 410,000 $48
13 Austin 147 21 108,000 $21
14 Riverside, Calif. 136 13 32,000 $20
15 Seattle 134 31 117,000 $29
16 Kansas City 125 14 70,000 $10
17 San Jose 113 15 60,000 $27
17 Minneapolis-St. Paul 113 39 325,000 $57
19 Sacramento 106 14 64,000 $27
20 Miami 98 22 139,000 $23
21 San Diego 91 17 53,000 $27
22 Virginia Beach 77 8.2 29,000 $5.3
23 Cincinnati 66 19 102,000 $13
24 Portland, Ore. 63 10 35,000 $8.8
25 Indianapolis 59 9.1 48,000 $6.1

See the past rankings

Top mid-size cities

Rank Metro area 2016 Certified Buildings Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Emissions Prevented (MTCO2e) Cost Savings (million $)
1 San Jose, Calif. 113 15 60,000 $27
2 Virginia Beach, Va. 77 8.2 29,000 $5.3
3 Indianapolis, Ind. 59 9.1 48,000 $6.1
4 Des Moines, Iowa 58 6.1 31,000 $3.0
5 Fort Collins, Colo. 53 4.0 22,000 $1.8
6 Palm Bay, Fla. 51 5.9 16,000 $3.1
7 Louisville, Ky. 50 5.8 28,000 $4.2
8 Jacksonville, Fla. 43 7.4 35,000 $5.8
9 Raleigh, N.C. 40 5.2 29,000 $5.3
10 Memphis, Tenn. 38 6.6 27,000 $4.1
10 Lexington, Ky. 38 3.1 12,000 $1.7

Top small cities

Rank Metro area 2016 Certified Buildings Floor Area Emissions Prevented (MTCO2e) Cost Savings (million $)
1 Sioux City, Iowa 24 2,420,000 13,000 1,372,000
2 Bowling Green, Ky. 22 1,890,000 7,700 1,424,000
3 Madisonville, Ky. 14 880,000 2,800 409,000
4 Jackson, Mich. 13 1,050,000 4,500 635,000
5 Frankfort, Ky. 11 660,000 2,600 357,000
6 Bardstown, Ky. 9 NA NA NA
7 London, Ky. 7 NA NA NA
7 Portsmouth, Ohio 7 NA NA NA
9 Elizabethtown, Ky. 6 NA NA NA
9 Ithaca, N.Y. 6 NA NA NA
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn Share via email

HIGHLIGHTS

DC, LA, NYC, San Francisco, & Atlanta top EPA's list of cities w/the most ENERGY STAR buildings! energystar.gov/topcities

DC ranks #1 on EPA's 2017 list of cities w/the most ENERGY STAR buildings: a record 790! energystar.gov/topcities

NYC breaks into EPA’s Top 3 cities list for first time, with 395 ENERGY STAR certified bldgs last year! energystar.gov/topcities

Last year, 7,500 bldgs earned the ENERGY STAR. They saved $1.8 billion, plus 7.9 metric tons of GHGs! energystar.gov/topcities

More than 30,000 buildings have earned EPA's ENERGY STAR since 1999! See which 25 cities had the most last year: energystar.gov/topcities

Kentucky dominates the 2017 ENERGY STAR Top Small Cities list, with 6 of the 10 top-ranked cities! energystar.gov/topcities

Sioux City, Iowa, is 1st on EPA's 2017 list of small towns w/ the most ENERGY STAR buildings, with 24! energystar.gov/topcities