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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

Rank Metro area 2017 Certified Buildings Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Emissions Prevented (MTCO2e) Cost Savings (million $)
1 Los Angeles 716 145.3 428,000 $229
2 Washington, DC 661 167.6 640,000 $174
3 Dallas 468 96.0 423,000 $65
4 Atlanta 441 99.5 471,000 $84
5 New York 434 206.2 716,000 $261
6 San Francisco 378 92.9 337,000 $186
7 Chicago 339 161.0 949,000 $129
8 Phoenix 303 48.2 258,000 $60
9 Denver 265 58.7 474,000 $60
10 Houston 247 91.3 441,000 $72
11 Boston 231 61.4 201,000 $98
12 Riverside, Calif. 173 17.4 40,000 $24
13 San Diego 164 22.9 65,000 $37
13 Seattle 164 40.2 185,000 $40
15 Philadelphia 157 47.0 179,000 $42
16 Tampa 154 26.3 110,000 $24
17 Austin 130 20.6 118,000 $21
18 San Jose 129 17.1 83,000 $41
19 Minneapolis 116 39.2 307,000 $59
20 Virginia Beach 109 11.1 37,000 $8
21 Miami 106 23.7 128,000 $26
22 Sacramento 100 13.6 49,000 $22
23 Charlotte 94 19 72,000 $14
24 Louisville 86 8.4 43,000 $7
24 Indianapolis 86 11.2 59,000 $10

See the past rankings

Top mid-size cities

Rank Metro area 2017 Certified Buildings Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Emissions Prevented (MTCO2e) Cost Savings (million $)
1 San Jose, Calif. 129 17.1 83,000 $40.7
2 Virginia Beach, Va. 109 11.1 37,000 $7.9
3 Louisville, Ky. 89 8.4 43,000 $6.6
4 Raleigh, N.C. 77 8.7 33,000 $6.9
5 Birmingham, Ala. 67 9.7 35,000 $7.0
5 Greenville, S.C. 67 9.0 22,000 $4.9
7 Des Moines, Iowa 66 7.3 38,000 $4.3
8 Fort Collins, Colo. 65 4.8 29,000 $3.3
9 Charleston,  S.C. 62 6.3 17,000 $5.3
10 Provo, Utah 60 6.3 31,000 $7.6

Top small cities

Rank Metro area 2017 Certified Buildings Floor Area (million sq. ft.) Emissions Prevented (MTCO2e) Cost Savings ($)
1 Midland, Tex. 39 4.1 15,000 $3,022,000
2 Odessa, Tex. 37 4.0 14,000 $2,726,000
2 Greenville, N.C. 37 3.9 14,000 $4,271,000
2 Jackson, Mich. 37 2.3 8,000 $1,169,000
5 San Angelo, Tex. 25 2.3 9,000 $1,735,000
6 Sioux City, Iowa 22 2.5 13,000 $1,442,000
7 Junction City, Kan. 19 1.5 9,000 $1,529,000
8 Blacksburg, Va. 18 2.0 7,000 $996,000
9 Santa Fe, N.M. 14 1.0 4,000 $794,000
9 Martinsville, Va. 14 1.2 5,000 $875,000
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HIGHLIGHTS

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

LA ranks #1 on EPA's 2018 list of cities w/the most ENERGY STAR buildings! energystar.gov/topcities

Dallas breaks in to EPA’s Top 3 cities list for first time, with 468 ENERGY STAR certified bldgs last year! energystar.gov/topcities

Last year, 9,500 bldgs earned the ENERGY STAR. They saved $2.2 billion, plus 8.9 metric tons of GHGs! energystar.gov/topcities

More than 32,000 buildings have earned EPA's ENERGY STAR since 1999! See which 25 cities had the most in 2017: energystar.gov/topcities

Go Texas! Midland, Odessa, and San Angelo all make the 2018 ENERGY STAR Top Small Cities list! energystar.gov/topcities

San Jose, VA Beach, and Louisville top EPA's 2018 list of mid-size cities w/ the most ENERGY STAR buildings! energystar.gov/topcities