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 (86 in Cleveland as 2020);
- LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified buildings for residential and commercial buildings;
- ACEEE's rankings comparing Cleveland to other cities in supporting energy efficiency (Cleveland currently ranks 29th out of 100 large American cities).
ACEEE's Energy Efficiency Ranking
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Cleveland 2030 District; City of Cleveland; U.S. Green Building Council; American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy