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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Atlanta on list of cities with most energy-efficient buildings

Atlanta ranks ninth in the nation for boasting the most Energy Star qualified buildings, behind Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., and ahead of Seattle. Los Angeles tops the list.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Atlanta has 97 Energy Star qualified buildings — or 24 million square feet of floorspace. The federal agency estimates those buildings save owners $16.4 million each year on their energy bills.

To view the top 25 cities with energy-efficient buildings, visit the EPA's website. You can also view the specific buildings according to city, ZIP code and specifications.

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