Des Moines Ranks High in EPA Study

The EPA ranked US cities with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings and the city of Des Moines ranked #6 in Mid-Sized Cities! Congratulations Des Moines!

 

Top mid-size cities of 2014

Why should big cities get all the glory? Mid-size cities have plenty to be proud of, too, including many of our nation’s most energy efficient buildings.

2014 rankMetro areaENERGY STAR
Certified Buildings
in 2013
Total Floor Space
(million sq. ft.)
Annual Cost Savings
(millions)
Emissions Prevented
(Equal to __ Homes'
Annual Electric Use)
1 San Jose, Calif. 83 10.7 $17.3 6,500
2 Columbus, Ohio 77 12.2 $11.6 12,140
3 Louisville, Ky. 60 6.5 $5.7 6,650
4 Virginia Beach, Va. 57 5.0 $3.3 2,670
5 Indianapolis, Ind. 56 6.7 $4.4 5,560
6 Des Moines, Iowa 54 6.3 $3.2 4,390
7 Austin, Texas 51 8.9 $10.1 7,570
8 Jacksonville, Fla. 49 6.8 $4.9 3,170
8 Fort Collins, Colo. 49 4.2 $2.9 4,600
9 Las Cruces, N.M. 36 3.4 $1.9 2,290
10 Omaha, Neb. 34 4.4 $4.5 2,700

 

 

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