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Greenest Cities in the US

Row number2009 RankMetro AreaEmissions Prevented# of Buildings 2009Total Floor SpaceCost SavingsLocation
11Los Angeles, CA3480029376$93.90(34.0522342°, -118.2436849°)
22Washington, DC3610020455.1$62.30(38.8951118°, -77.0363658°)
33San Francisco, CA2470017351.6$69.40(37.7749295°, -122.4194155°)
44Denver, CO3930013631.5$29.60(39.7391536°, -104.9847034°)
55Chicago, IL4450013459.9$50.20(41.850033°, -87.6500523°)
66Houston, TX5340013364$73.90(29.7632836°, -95.3632715°)
77Lakeland, FL630012011.5$8.30(28.0394654°, -81.9498042°)
88Dallas-Ft Worth, TX2560011333.1$33.70(32.802955°, -96.769923°)
99Atlanta, GA2400010229.6$23.90(33.7489954°, -84.3879824°)
1010New York, NY318009050.4$88.30(40.7142691°, -74.0059729°)
1111Minneapolis-St Paul, MN454008934.5$36.40(44.9799654°, -93.2638361°)
1212Portland, OR76008013.6$11.10(45.5234515°, -122.6762071°)
1313Boston, MA167007428$40.30(42.3584308°, -71.0597732°)
1414Seattle, WA135006920.1$15.40(47.6062095°, -122.3320708°)
1515Detroit, MI125006212.9$12.30(42.331427°, -83.0457538°)
1616Sacramento, CA4800618.5$9.10(38.5815719°, -121.4943996°)
1717San Diego, CA4300589.7$13.40(32.7153292°, -117.1572551°)
1818Austin, TX4800558$6.20(30.267153°, -97.7430608°)
1919Miami, FL108005412.3$12.60(25.7742657°, -80.1936589°)
2020Phoenix, AZ99005211.1$11.40(33.4483771°, -112.0740373°)
2121Ogden, UT2200515.5$2.80(41.223°, -111.9738304°)
2222Charlotte, NC2300444.7$2.20(35.2270869°, -80.8431267°)
2323Indianapolis, IN6100398.2$4.90(39.767016°, -86.156255°)
2424Des Moines, IA3600364.6$1.90(41.6005448°, -93.6091064°)
2524Fort Collins, CO1300362.5$2.10(40.5852602°, -105.084423°)
2624Philadelphia, PA87003612.5$14.30(39.952335°, -75.163789°)
2725Louisville, KY2700354.2$1.80(38.2541667°, -85.7602778°)

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created Apr 28, 2010

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The greenest cities per the EPA

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This is terrific to see

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  • Author: Kevin Merritt
  • Posted: almost 4 years ago

The absolute ranking really benefits large cities. A better (but obviously harder) metric would be some relative measure, such as the number of square footage inside EnergyStar buildings divided by the number of square footage in the city overall.

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