How Is Your City Saving Energy?

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranks America's 34 largest cities on what they are doing to save energy and costs in five key areas. Click on the map to see how cities scored.

Local Government

Top 10 Cities

PORT
  • 13.75
    13.75
    Highest
  • Median
  • Lowest
SF
  • 13
PHX
  • 12.25
CLMB
  • 11.25
BOS
  • 11
DEN
  • 11
SEA
  • 10.75
CHI
  • 10.75
NYC
  • 10.5
PHIL
  • 10.5
BEST PRACTICES
  • Set goals for reducing energy use in local government operations, closely monitor energy use, and broadly communicate energy savings results.
  • Encourage widespread use of energy-saving technologies and practices in public buildings and city vehicles through energy rating and reporting, fuel efficiency standards and other means.
  • Make saving energy a part of day-to-day government operations by encouraging employees to conserve energy in the workplace, and setting efficiency standards for purchasing and new construction.