The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is, no surprise, all about keeping things green. What better way to do so than knowing exactly which cities boast the greenest buildings?
According to the EPA, to qualify on this list the buildings have to “make real commitments” day in and day out. Commercial buildings make up 45 percent of America’s greenhouse gas emissions and half of all energy use—in other words, a green building can make a big impact. With a supersized carbon footprint, people who share their space with more environmentally conscious buildings can get an extra boost of benefits themselves, such as cleaner air.