Denver 7th in US for Energy Star buildings in 2008
DENVER, Colorado ” The Environmental Protection Agency says Denver is No. 7 in the nation in the number of buildings that qualified for the agency’s Energy Star for conservation in 2008.
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and Washington led the list released Tuesday.
The EPA says Energy Star buildings use about 35 percent less energy and emit 35 percent less greenhouses gases than average buildings.
Colorado added 166 Energy Star-qualified buildings in 2008, and 109 were in Denver. The state ranks fifth in the nation for the total number of Energy Star buildings with 267.
The EPA says Colorado’s Energy Star buildings save a total of $40 million a year in energy costs.