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D.C. Metro Area Has the Most Energy-Efficient Buildings in the Nation

We're number one! We're number one!

Out of every Metro area in the U.S., the Washington, D.C. Metro area tops the list with the highest number of ENERGY STAR certified buildings.

Washington City Paper reported that there are 686 of these buildings in the city, totaling 154 million square feet. With these developments, the nation's capital has saved $179 million in total energy costs this past year.

This is the second time the District has topped the list, beating out Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta.

D.C. Metro Area Tops EPA List of Energy-Efficient Buildings for Second Year in a Row [Washington City Paper]