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E-M:/ Detroit 14th in EPA Buildings



According to a March 3, 2009 EPA press release, the Detroit metropolitan area ranked 14th in the US in the number of Energy Star buildings.

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=labeled_buildings.showBuildingSearch

The 65 Detroit area buildings had annual cost savings of $52,700,000 and emissions savings equivalent to electricity use of 8,400 households.  227 Michigan buildings made the 2008 list of more than 3,300 US commercial buildings and manufacturing plants that earned the Energy Star label from the EPA for high energy efficiency. “These buildings typically use 35% less energy and emit 35% less greenhouse gases than average buildings," said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

Wonder what the impact would be on job creation, financial and emissions savings if we made all Michigan buildings this efficient? Sure beats 8 more coal plants. 

  

Take care, frank