A ‘star’ is born: LA ranked 2nd on list of energy efficient cities


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Article Originally Published On CBS LA

Take a bow, Southern California: you’re officially an “Energy Star”.

Los Angeles ranked second on a list of the top 25 U.S. cities with the most energy efficient buildings in the nation, according to a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Washington, D.C. topped the list with 480 Energy Star-certified buildings as of 2014, compared with 475 in Los Angeles. Riverside came in 14th place with 127 energy efficient buildings.

The Energy Star certification – which verifies a building uses 35 percent less energy and emits 35 fewer emissions than typical structures – also resulted in cost savings over $155 million in L.A. and more than $19 million for Riverside, according to the EPA’s Nahal Mogharabi.

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