- The Washington Times - Friday, April 11, 2014

A new Environmental Protection Agency ranking places the District second in the country with the most energy-efficient buildings.

The city continued to hold on to its near-top ranking for the fifth year in the row, with 435 Energy Star certified buildings, according to the EPA.

Los Angeles came in first place, with 443 Energy Star certified buildings. The certification is part of a voluntary EPA program that highlights energy-efficient buildings and products.

The savings attributable to the District’s Energy Star certified buildings is estimated at $119 million each year and prevents energy emissions equal to the annual electric use of 69,800 homes, according to the EPA.


Rounding out the top 10 cities with the most energy-efficient buildings were Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Philadelphia and Houston.