The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of 25 U.S. Metropolitan areas with the highest numbers of ENERGY STAR® labeled buildings in 2009.
Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Denver; Chicago; Houston; Lakeland, Fla.; Dallas-Fort Worth; Atlanta; and New York City, in order, are the Top Ten cities with the most energy-efficient schools, hospitals, office buildings, courthouses, grocery stores, retail centers, and auto assembly plants that have earned EPA's ENERGY STAR label.
Throughout the Top 25 cities, more than 2,400 buildings earned the ENERGY STAR-EPA's label for superior efficiency-in 2009. These buildings saved more than $730 million in utility bills and prevented carbon dioxide emissions equal to those associated with the annual electricity use of more than 475,000 homes. Across the nation, nearly 3,900 commercial buildings earned the ENERGY STAR in 2009-representing an increase of nearly 20% more than 2008, as well as over $900 million in utility savings and the prevention of more than 4.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
See a list of ENERGY STAR labeled buildings and plants, including those located in the 2009 Top 25 Cities.
Learn more about EPA's ENERGY STAR for buildings and plants.