District Among Top Three Most Energy-Efficient U.S. Cities in 2015
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced the results of its 2015 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard rankings last week, naming the District of Columbia as the third most energy-efficient city out of 51 cities in the country.
The District soared into the top tier, surpassing cities well-known for their sustainability efforts, including Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle. DC achieved a significant score increase in the 2015 Scorecard—up 20 points from 2013—resulting in the city also being named as the most improved energy-efficient city on the list. This achievement is attributed in part to the success of the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) and the District’s overall sustainability plan, Sustainable DC.
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