Friday, April 8, 2016

U.S. top Energy Star cities in 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  has ranked the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified commercial buildings in 2015. The cities on this list prove that energy efficiency saves money and improves comfort in the communities.
To be eligible for Energy Star certification, a building must be independently verified to perform better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. Office buildings, schools, retail stores, supermarkets, hotels, and other common buildings are eligible to earn the Energy Star certification. Public and privately-owned commercial buildings contribute roughly 16 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and cost American organizations and cities more than $100 billion per year in energy bills.  Read more at