Energy efficiency is becoming so popular amongst businesses that Bostons Mayor, Thomas M. Menino has even proposed an energy scoring ordinance that would rate commercial properties in order to encourage landlords to invest in energy saving technologies. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Boston as the #10 city Nationwide for energy efficiency. Out of a list of the top 25 cities, this distinction is something the Hub can be immensely proud over.
The last time Boston was ranked so high was back in 2011 when the city also came in at the #10 spot. This year there were 188 buildings which have been formally certified as Energy Star rated and the overall decrease in greenhouse emissions from annual electricity use has saved upwards of $67.5 Million in utility bills for the city. Throughout the nation as a whole, $2.7 Billion in annual utility bills were saved by the end of 2012 from the over 20,000 Energy Star certified buildings. The rest of the top 10 can be found below:
- Los Angeles
- Washington D.C.
- New York
- San Francisco
More Information: Boston Business Journal