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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Houston ranks #7 in the U.S. for Energy Star Buildings

April 19, 2012
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Gene Green released the following statement regarding news that Houston ranked #7 in the EPA’s evaluation of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified buildings for 2011:

Rep. Green stated, “I’m glad to see that Houston continues to be among the nation’s leading cities for energy efficiency.  Technology has come a long way and now there are lots of products and practices that people can use to save energy and money.” 

This year marks Energy Star’s 20th anniversary.  Since then, more than 16,500 buildings have earned the EPA's Energy Star certification, 231 of which are in Houston. 

The EPA estimates that the Energy Star market partnership has saved Americans around $230 billion in utility bills and prevented more than 1.7 billion tons of carbon pollution.

More information on the rankings can be found at www.energystar.gov/ia/business/downloads/2011_Top_Cities_chart.pdf

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