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.

Community-Wide Initiatives

Top 10 Cities

BOS
  • 9.5
    9.5
    Highest
  • Median
  • Lowest
NYC
  • 9
AUS
  • 9
PHIL
  • 8.5
SF
  • 8
CHI
  • 8
BAL
  • 8
PORT
  • 7.5
DEN
  • 7.5
STL
  • 7
BEST PRACTICES
  • Establish energy-saving goals and programs to reduce community-wide energy use, and broadly communicate progress.
  • Ensure waste heat from energy generation is put to good use by encouraging the development of combined heat and power and district energy systems.
  • Establish cool roof, cool surface, and other energy-efficient infrastructure practices to help reduce urban heat island effects and related energy use.