EPA Releases this Year’s ENERGY STAR Top Cities List

In June EPA released this year’s ENERGY STAR Top Cities list, showing which U.S. metro areas were home to the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings for last year. EPA ranked the Top 25 Cities overall, the Top 10 Mid-Size Cities, and the Top 10 Small Cities. See the rankings now.


- For the third year in a row, Washington, D.C., held its lead over second-place Los Angeles, which dominated the list for six years after the rankings were first announced.
- Third-place New York has continued its steady rise in the rankings, starting out in 12th place and now making its first appearance among the top three.
- San Francisco and Atlanta earned fourth and fifth place, respectively, each with more than 350 ENERGY STAR certified buildings.
- Kentucky cities dominated the list of Top Small Cities, accounting for six of the 10 top-ranked cities.
- Of the 46 cities recognized 23 states are represented.
- More than 30,000 diverse buildings have earned the ENERGY STAR since 1999. Together, they have saved more than $4 billion on utility bills and helped achieve broad emission reductions.

To help celebrate your cities’ success consider any of the recognition ideas found on NASEO’s ENERGY STAR Task Force webpage.

Also in June EPA ENERGY STAR updated their State ENERGY STAR Fact Sheets that can be found at energystar.gov.