Atlanta Makes the List

The city of Atlanta was listed as 1 of 25 cities with the greatest number of Energy Star Buildings in the United States. Energy Star is a program launched by the EPA to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Commercial buildings that earn the Energy Star rating use an average of 35% less energy and are responsible for 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings. Fifteen types of commercial buildings can earn the Energy Star, including office buildings, K-12 schools and retail stores.

2012 Rank Metro Area Energy Star Certified Buildings in 2012 2011 Rank
1 Los Angeles 528 1
2 Washington, D.C. 462 2
3 Chicago 353 4
4 New York 325 6
5 Atlanta 304 3
6 San Francisco 291 5
7 Houston 241 7
8 Dallas –Ft. Worth 214 8
9 Phoenix 202 13
10 Boston 188 10


The complete list can be seen at

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