EPA released the third annual list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the greatest number of energy-efficient buildings that earned EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification in 2010.
The list of 25 cities is headed by Los Angeles; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; Chicago; New York; Atlanta; Houston; Sacramento; Detroit; and Dallas-Fort Worth. The growth in ENERGY STAR certified buildings across the country has resulted in overall annual utility savings climbing to more than $1.9 billion while preventing greenhouse gas emissions equal to the emissions of nearly 1.3 million homes a year. Detroit Metro area moved from number 15 to number 9.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)