Los Angeles boasts of maximum number of Energy Star buildings in the United States
The United States has a generous share of green buildings, with more and more sprouting up these days meeting Energy Star standards. The EPA recently pulled out a list of the top ranking cities with the maximum number of green buildings. For a good three years, Los Angeles has maintained the top spot followed by Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, each maintaining their second and third place spots for the second consecutive year. The Big Apple has climbed up the ladder too, and has grabbed the fifth position. With 510 Energy Star buildings, Los Angeles has a well deserving spot. To match up to Energy Star standards, a building requires to use 35% less energy and emit 35% less CO2 than average buildings, which isn’t all that easy a task.
We’d certainly be pleased to see more buildings come up in cities and more cities add on to this list in the future!