For the third year in a row, Denver ranks in the top 10 for U.S. cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings.
Denver is No. 9 on the list with 215 certified buildings totaling more than 47 million square feet, according to a new Environmental Protection Agency report. That’s the same ranking as last year, and one spot lower than in 2014.
The estimated cost savings from Denver’s energy-efficient buildings was $52 million last year, and the electricity saved would power 58,000 homes for a year, according to the report.
“We are fully committed to working with our local business leaders to reduce our carbon footprint, spend less on energy, and continue to lead the nation toward a more sustainable future,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said in a statement. “This work is critical to our own sustainability goals here in Denver.”
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