Green Buildings and Energy Efficiency

Building construction and renovation have wide ranging impacts ranging from the sources of building materials to energy use to water consumption. There are several leading sustainability certifications for buildings, including:

  • EnergyStar certified buildings for commercial buildings;
  • Cleveland 2030 District participation;
  • Enterprise Green Communities Certification for residential buildings;
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings for residential and commercial buildings; and
  • ACEEE's rankings comparing Cleveland to other cities in supporting energy efficiency (Cleveland currently ranks 24th out of 50 large American cities).

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Cleveland 2030 District; City of Cleveland; U.S. Green Building Council; American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

 

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ACEEE's Energy Efficiency Ranking  

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