Sunday, 10 April 2011

USEPA lists top EnergyStar Destinations


The USEPA has released its list of US cities with the most EnergyStar certified buildings. Topping the list:
  • Los Angeles
  • Washington, DC
  • San Francisco
  • Chicago
  • New York
Buildings in these five cities have collectively saved $416.5 million and prevented emissions equivalent to electricity use in 200,000 American homes.

Although impressive and significant, a caution to those putting their eggs in the EnergyStar basket: water use and waste production as well as purchasing should be considered in addition to adoption of energy efficiency programs. So don't forget to look beyond the EnergyStar plaque to know if your event venue and destination has a holistic approach to sustainability.

Looking for other lists of 'greener' venues and destinations? Check out the sidebar for links and these archived posts:

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