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List: Top Ten Cities in USA for ENERGY STAR Labeled Buildings and Plants

Date: 2008

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy - ENERGY STAR programme

Base: Telephone interviews with 1,000 American adults, conducted from March 13 to March 16, 2006. Margin of error was 3 per cent.

Notes: ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy promoting energy efficient products and practices. "Energy Star buildings typically use 35 percent less energy and emit 35 percent less greenhouse gases than average buildings." Lisa P. Jackson - EPA Administrator. In 2008, more than 3,300 commercial buildings and manufacturing plants earned the Energy Star label for high efficiency - representing savings of more than $1 billion in utility bills and more than 7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The buildings include schools, hospitals, office buildings, courthouses, grocery stores, retail centers and auto assembly plants. The total for Energy Star qualifying buildings and plants in America was 6,200 in 2008 with estimated annual utility savings of more than $1.7 billion.
*Emissions Savings represent equivalent to number of typical households electricity use.

Rank

Metroplitan Area

No. ENERGYSTAR Buildings

Emissions Savings*

1

Los Angeles

262

35,800

2

San Francisco

194

32,100

3

Houston

145

56,500

4

Washington

136

30,700

5

Dallas-Fort Worth

126

26,200

6

Chicago

125

50,700

7

Denver

109

33,600

8

Minneapolis-St. Paul

102

49,000

9

Atlanta

97

19,700

10

Seattle

83

14,400


 

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