Dallas recognized by EPA

The City of Dallas placed seventh on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings.

“Dallas is demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits achieved by facility owners and managers when they apply a proven approach to energy efficiency to their buildings,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry.

In 2013, the Dallas area had 229 Energy Star certified buildings. Dallas is cutting greenhouse gas emissions equal to 64,249 passenger vehicles and saving almost $44 million in annual utility bills.

By the end of last year, more than 23,000 Energy Star certified buildings across America saved nearly $3.1 billion in annual utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the annual energy use of more than 2.2 million homes.

Los Angeles has remained the top city on the EPA list since 2008, while Washington, D.C. continues to hold onto second place for the fifth year. See the full list of top cities at http://energystar.gov/topcities.

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