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Are you living in one of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Top Cities? Find out below and then spread the word on social media to show your hometown pride! These metro areas 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

2016 rank Metro area & link to list of certified buildings Building count Total floor area (million sq ft) Cost savings (million $) Equivalent homes' electricity use for 1 year
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

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Top mid-size cities

2016 rank Top medium city name & link to list of certified buildings Building count Total floor area (million sq ft) Cost savings (million $) Equivalent homes' electricity use for 1 year
1 San Jose 114 13 $22 6,800
2 Honolulu, Hawaii 69 9.6 $23 7,800
3 Virginia Beach 63 5.9 $3.7 2,800
4 Indianapolis 57 7.9 $5.8 5,200
5 Austin 55 10 $11 8,400
5 Louisville 55 5.8 $4.0 3,700
7 Palm Bay, Fla. 54 6.5 $3.3 2,300
8 Des Moines 50 4.9 $1.8 2,700
9 Lubbock, Texas 46 4.2 $3.1 3,300
9 Columbus, Ohio 46 9.7 $9.7 9,500

Top small cities

2016 rank Top small city name & link to list of certified buildings Building count Total floor area (million sq ft) Cost savings (million $) Equivalent homes' electricity use for 1 year
1 Midland, Texas 34 3.0 $2.1 1,400
2 Sioux City, Iowa 21 2.1 $1.2 1,600
3 Martinsville, Va. 14 1.2 $0.8 600
4 Shelbyville, Tenn. 13 1.4 $4.2 1,100
5 St. Marys, Ga. 12 1.4 $1.6 1,200
6 Searcy, Ark. 10 1.0 $0.6 480
6 Greenville, N.C. 10 0.4 $0.4 300
8 Hilo, Hawaii 9 NA NA NA
9 Punta Gorda, Fla. 8 NA NA NA
9 Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii 8 NA NA NA
9 North Vernon, Ind. 8 NA NA NA
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For the 2nd time, DC ranks #1 on EPA's list of cities w/the most ENERGY STAR buildings in 2015: a record 686! energystar.gov/topcities

DC, LA, San Francisco, Atlanta, and NYC top EPA's list of cities w/the most ENERGY STAR buildings! https://1.usa.gov/1GBLsNS

Welcome back to the top 3 San Francisco! See the other cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified bldgs last year: energystar.gov/topcities

Last year, ~7,000 bldgs earned the ENERGY STAR. They saved $1.7 billion, plus 7.4 metric tons of GHGs! energystar.gov/topcities

More than 28,000 buildings have earned EPA's ENERGY STAR since 1999! See which 25 cities had the most last year: energystar.gov/topcities

San Jose tops EPA's list of mid-sized cities w/the most ENERGY STAR buildings in 2015: 114! energystar.gov/topcities

Midland, Texas, is 1st on EPA's list of small towns w/ the most ENERGY STAR buildings in 2014, with 34! energystar.gov/topcities