Next week we will release the 2017 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Because it’s been two years since we published the last edition, here are some key scorecard numbers and facts to jog your memory about its contents.
100: Number of points cities could earn. No city came close to earning a perfect score in a past scorecard. Spoiler alert: it didn’t happen this time either.
51: Number of cities in the Scorecard. Combined, the metro regions of these cities account for more than half of the US population, and the cities alone make up nearly 15% of the US population. That’s a lot of energy consumers.
5: Number of policy areas that cover our 60+ metrics for assessing cities’ efficiency efforts. The activities we consider run the gamut from setting community-wide energy saving goals to creating sustainable transportation plans. They also include adopting, or advocating for state adoption, of stringent building energy codes.
32: Possibly the number of cities with improved scores in the report. Or perhaps the number of cities that lost points this time around. You’ll have to wait until next week to see which one is correct.
And #1: Thought we’d spill the beans? Not happening!
Check out our Scorecard landing page on May 10 shortly after 3:00 p.m. to find out who took the top spot and where your city landed in the rankings. You’ll be able to find the full report there, as well as a score sheet for each city and region.
If you would like to keep track of the results, scores, and your city’s rank, follow us on Twitter (@ACEEEdc), Facebook, and LinkedIn. Look for the hashtag #cityscorecard and feel free to retweet and share our posts or generate your own using the hashtag. Draw attention to the great things your city is doing to save energy!