Washington DC among most energy-efficient cities in nation

A number of initiatives contribute to the ranking
  • The city has a focus on significantly reducing energy use at district facilities via retrofits and optimization of operations.
  • Only two cities in the nation are considered more energy-efficient than D.C.
  • D.C. has adopted "stretch" energy codes.

Of the nation’s largest 50 cities, Washington D.C. ranks as the third most energy efficient thanks to its building policies, local government operations and community wide initiatives.