An interesting report from the EPA came out yesterday listing the top 25 cities ranked by the number of energy efficient buildings (in 2008). LA topped the list, and we were happy to see a few Northwest cities make the list. Seattle came in at number 10, and Portland tied for 18th.
The report also noted how much each city saved in energy spending in 2008. Seattle saved $16.3 million (or enough energy to power almost 20,000 homes), and Portland saved $8 million. Not exactly small potatoes; it’s a good reminder of the money easily saved by making smart, efficient building choices. Plus, that’s money that won’t go to feeding our dirty energy addiction.