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EPA: Chicago Fifth In Energy Efficiency

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 24, 2010 2:40PM

2010_03_24_EPA.jpg Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency released its list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the largest number of energy efficient buildings that earned EPA’s Energy Star in 2009. And Chicago has moved into the top five at fifth place overall (Chicago was sixth on the 2008 list). According to the EPA, Chicago had 134 Energy Star labeled buildings in 2009 (totaling 59.9 million square feet) for a reported savings of $50.2 million. The top 10 are:

  1. Los Angeles
  2. Washington, D.C.
  3. San Francisco
  4. Denver
  5. Chicago
  6. Houston
  7. Lakeland
  8. Dallas-Fort Worth
  9. Atlanta
  10. New York

Check out the entire top 25 list with details here [PDF] and search for buildings in Chicago (and other cities) that earned the Energy Star Label here.