EPA Names 2023 Top Cities for ENERGY STAR-Certified Buildings | US EPA
Des Moines, Sioux City, and Dubuque in Iowa make Top 10 in small and mid-sized city categories
LENEXA, KAN. (APRIL 26, 2023) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing its annual “Top Cities” list, spotlighting the cities with the greatest number of ENERGY STAR-certified and multifamily buildings in 2022.
Coming in second place in the mid-sized cities category is Des Moines, Iowa, with 49 ENERGY STAR-certified buildings. In the small city category, Sioux City, Iowa, came in second and Dubuque, Iowa, in fourth, with 16 and 12 ENERGY STAR-certified buildings, respectively.
“In many cities, a majority of greenhouse gas emissions results from the energy used by buildings,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s top cities, as well as the owners and managers of each ENERGY STAR-certified building in them, for taking real action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help America address the climate…