LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Louisville ranks among the top 25 cities with the most ENERGY STAR buildings in the nation, according to a news release from Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet.
The cabinet has announced that Louisville ranked 24 among the EPA’s top metropolitan areas, and fourth in the mid-size city category. The city has 59 buildings with ENERGY STAR certification, according to the news release.
“Elizabethtown and Fort Knox were also recognized with a fourth place ranking with 21 buildings, while Bowling Green placed fifth with 20 buildings in the small cities category,” the release states. “These 41 ENERGY STAR buildings saved $3.1 million in energy costs in 2014.”
The EPA Top Cities list was created in an effort to show how cities across the nation are using energy efficiency in buildings as an effective way to lower costs and reduce greenhouse emissions.
Louisville’s 59 ENERGY STAR buildings saved nearly $3.4 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to the emissions from the annual electricity use of nearly 2.4 million homes, according to the news release.
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