Once Again, Boston is Most Energy-Efficient City in U.S.




The biennial City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, once again cites Boston as the most energy-efficient city in the nation. The city received 82 out of a possible 100 points, an improvement of more than five points over its 2013 score.

New York City, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Seattle join Boston in the top five American cities for energy efficiency. Key findings in the 2015 report include Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis and Seattle as the most improved cities compared to the 2013 scorecard, with many showing doubledigit improvements. Los Angeles has established a strong energy savings goal, while Chicago enacted a new commercial building benchmarking ordinance.

Reacting to the city’s number one ranking, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says, “Our goal is to help Boston residents and businesses save energy and money, and through collaborative efforts with our utility partners, Eversource and National Grid, we are creating a thriving, healthy and innovative Boston. I look forward to continuing these efforts for both our environment and residents.”

The five key areas covered by the report include government operations, community-wide initiatives, building policies, energy utilities and transportation.

For more information and to see the report, visit ACEEE.org/ local-policy/city-scorecard.

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