2020 ENERGY STAR Top Cities

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 (link to buildings) Building
Count
Floor Area
(million sq. ft.)
Emissions
Prevented
(MTCO2e)
Cost
Savings
(million)
1 Los Angeles (XL, 34KB) 546 131.8 294,000 $195.3
2 Washington DC (XL, 29KB) 426 114.3 452,000 $128.0
3 San Francisco (XL, 26KB) 333 88.3 247,000 $149.2
4 Dallas (XL, 27KB) 297 55.5 188,000 $32.2
5 Atlanta (XL, 25KB) 287 72.1 275,000 $54.1
6 Chicago (XL, 24KB) 211 100.6 541,000 $87.9
7 New York (XL, 19KB) 200 101.6 306,000 $110.2
8 Denver (XL, 19KB) 170 49.6 259,000 $42.4
9 Boston (XL, 18KB) 169 46.5 125,000 $70.5
10 Houston (XL, 18KB) 158 66.7 229,000 $40.5
11 Tampa (XL, 18KB) 138 22.5 69,000 $16.2
12 San Diego (XL, 18KB) 130 23.1 48,000 $25.8
13 Seattle (XL, 18KB) 123 34.8 118,000 $36.7
14 San Jose (XL, 17KB) 105 17.4 80,000 $45.4
15 Minneapolis (XL, 17KB) 102 38.7 216,000 $47.9
16 Phoenix (XL, 17KB) 100 23.1 119,000 $26.4
17 Austin (XL, 17KB) 99 19.2 83,000 $17.5
18 Riverside (XL, 17KB) 95 14.4 15,000 $8.3
19 Charlotte (XL, 16KB) 93 16.9 55,000 $11.2
20 Philadelphia
(XL, 17KB)
77 26.5 80,000 $18.6
21 Miami (XL, 16KB) 72 17.8 63,000 $14.2
22 Sacramento
(XL, 16KB)
66 12.4 37,000 $17.7
23 Provo (XL, 15KB) 62 7.5 12,000 $3.2
24 Des Moines (XL, 15KB) 55 6.2 21,000 $2.6
25 Portland (XL, 15KB) 52 7.9 22,000 $6.4

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Top mid-size cities

Rank Metro Area (link to buildings) Building Count Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Emissions
Prevented (MTCO2e)
Cost
Savings (million)
1 San Jose CA (XL, 17KB) 105 17.4 80,000 $45.4
2 Provo UT (XL, 15KB) 62 7.5 12,000 $3.2
3 Des Moines IA (XL, 15KB) 55 6.2 21,000 $2.6
4 Raleigh NC (XL, 15KB) 36 5.3 23,000 $5.6
4 Louisville KY (XL, 15KB) 36 4.4 19,000 $3.2
6 Fort Collins CO (XL, 15KB) 35 2.6 20,000 $3.0
7 Visalia CA (XL, 15KB) 32 2.3 3,000 $1.9
8 Nashville TN (XL, 15KB) 31 5.9 31,000 $6.2
9 Salt Lake City UT (XL, 15KB) 27 5.4 41,000 $7.6
9 Greenville SC (XL, 12KB) 27 4.5 7,000 $1.7

Top small cities

Rank Metro Area (link to buildings) Building Count Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Emissions
Prevented (MTCO2e)
Cost Savings
1 Jackson MI (XL, 13KB) 50 2.3 7,000  $1,139,000
2 Jacksonville NC (XL, 12KB) 32 3.4 5,000  $1,510,000
3 Sioux City IA (XL, 12KB) 20 2.3 8,000  $1,112,000
4 Madera CA (XL, 11KB) 17 0.9 1,000  $   752,000
4 Junction City KS (XL, 11KB) 17 1.3 6,000  $1,285,000
6 Traverse City MI (XL, 11KB) 13 2.4 7,000  $1,187,000
7 Carson City NV (XL, 14KB) 9 NA NA NA
8 Martinsville VA (XL, 14KB) 5 NA NA NA
8 Ionia MI (XL, 14KB) 5 NA NA NA
10 Greeneville TN (XL, 14KB) 4 NA NA NA
10 Santa Fe NM (XL, 14KB) 4 NA NA NA
10 Muskegon MI (XL, 14KB) 4 NA NA NA
10 Oshkosh-Neenah WI (XL, 14KB) 4 NA NA NA
10 Salem OH (XL, 14KB) 4 NA NA NA
10 Bowling Green KY (XL, 14KB) 4 NA NA NA
10 Springfield OH (XL, 14KB) 4 NA NA NA
10 Columbia MO (XL, 14KB) 4 NA NA NA
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HIGHLIGHTS

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

LA ranks #1 on EPA's 2020 list of cities w/ the most #ENERGYSTAR buildings! energystar.gov/topcities

DC ranks #2 on EPA’s 2020 list of cities w/ the most #ENERGYSTAR buildings! energystar.gov/topcities

Last year, 5,600 bldgs earned the #ENERGYSTAR. They saved $1.4 billion and almost 5 metric tons of GHGs! energystar.gov/topcities

More than 36,000 buildings have earned EPA's #ENERGYSTAR since 1999! See which 25 cities had the most in 2019: energystar.gov/topcities

Jackson, Michigan, leads this year’s #ENERGYSTAR Top Small Cities list: 50 buildings…1 for every 670 people! energystar.gov/topcities