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.

Buildings

Top 10 Cities

SEA
  • 22.5
    22.5
    Highest
  • Median
  • Lowest
NYC
  • 22
BOS
  • 21.5
AUS
  • 21.5
DC
  • 21
SF
  • 17
PORT
  • 14.5
CHI
  • 12
PHIL
  • 11.5
HOU
  • 11.5
BEST PRACTICES
  • Ensure all new commercial and residential buildings meet the latest building energy codes.
  • Encourage commercial and residential building owners to rate, or benchmark, the energy use of their buildings and share that information with tenants and the real estate community.
  • Provide incentives to builders for energy-efficient construction, and require private buildings to improve energy efficiency.
  • Support the development of a local building energy efficiency workforce, and establish energy saving programs to spur demand for services.