EPA Lists U.S. Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified Space
by Catacchio, Emily
By Emily CatacchioThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its third annual list of U.S. cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings. The top three are familiar from past years: Los Angeles is first for the third year and Washington, D.C. and San Francisco are second and third, respectively, for the second year. New York made the biggest jump to fifth, up five places from 2009. California dominates EPA’s list with five out of the 25 listed cities. More than 6,200 commercial buildings were Energy Star certified in 2010, up 60% from 2009. Commercial building energy consumption makes up almost 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. For more information, visit www.energystar.gov/TopCities.