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262 L.A. Buildings Saved $87.2 Million And Energy for 35,000 Homes

Los Angeles has the most Engergy Star buildings in the country says the EPA
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The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Los Angeles is the US city with "the most Energy Star-certified buildings," according to the Daily News. We have 262 Engery Star buildings, which means they "use one-third less electricity than traditional buildings." The count is current as of the end of '08, and occupants of the buildings "saved $87.2 million over the course of the year and conserved enough energy to power 35,800 households." The list includes buildings all over the city, with many located on major thoroughfares like Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards. Is your building green, or a potential Energy Star? Use the tools offered by the EPA to find out what it takes.