Los Angeles has remained the top city for ENERGY STAR certified building since 2008, while Washington, D.C. continues to hold onto second place for the fifth consecutive year, according to a new list released by the EPA. Atlanta moved up from the number five spot to number three. For the first time, Philadelphia entered the top 10, ranking ninth.
Other top cities include:
- Los Angeles
- Washington, D.C.
- New York
- San Francisco
By the end of 2013, more than 23,000 ENERGY STAR certified buildings across America saved nearly $3.1 billion in annual utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual energy use of more than 2.2 million homes.
Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR must perform in the top 25% of similar buildings nationwide.