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L.A. Tops List Of Cities With Energy Star Buildings



Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Washington, D.C., Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St Paul, Atlanta and Seattle head the list of U.S. cities with the largest number of energy efficient buildings in 2008 that have earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star.


Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Washington, D.C., Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis-St Paul, Atlanta and Seattle head the list of U.S. cities with the largest number of energy efficient buildings in 2008 that have earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star.

Energy Star buildings typically use 35 percent less energy and emit 35 percent less greenhouse gases than average buildings, according to the EPA.

In 2008, more than 3,300 commercial buildings and manufacturing plants earned the Energy Star - EPA’s 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. These 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 is now more than 6,200 with overall annual utility savings of more than $1.7 billion and the prevention of the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of more than 2 million cars a year.



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