The Most Efficient Cities
in the U.S.
City Energy Efficiency Scorecard
• First ranking of its
kind
• 34 of most populous
U.S. cities
• Represent over
12.4% of U...
How were cities scored?
2013 Rankings
By the Numbers
• Boston ranked #1 with
76.75/100 points
• Followed by
– Portland, OR (70)
– NYC (69.75)
– San Francisco (6...
What drives efficiency?
Building Efficiency
• “Buildings consume
74% of nation’s
electricity.” – DOE
• “and 32% of world’s
total energy.” – IEA
Building Policies (29 points)
Bottom 5 Cities
34. Charlotte (3)
33. El Paso (3)
32. Jacksonville (3.5)
31. Indianapolis (3...
Utilities
• Nation’s largest urban
solar power plant
• 41-acre site
• Uses 32,292 panels
• Powers 1,500 homes
each year
• ...
Transportation
“International cities
could save $70 trillion in
transportation costs by
introducing efficiency
measures be...
Utilities & Transportation (46 points)
Bottom 5 Cities
34. Jacksonville (8.25)
33. Detroit (9)
32. Tampa (10.75)
31. Memph...
What will drive future efficiency
gains?
Areas to Improve
• Local governments
can:
– adopt efficiency goals
– track progress
– improve in key areas
(energy &
trans...
Do Your Part!
• Adopt energy-friendly
practices at home:
– switch to LED lights
– adjust your thermostat
– upgrade to high...
The Future Is Made in America
Domestic manufacturing is poised to once again
become the investment driver of the world, an...
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  • DOE: http://buildingsdatabook.eren.doe.gov/TableView.aspx?table=1.1.9IEA:http://www.iea.org/aboutus/faqs/energyefficiency/(Not used)EPA: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/sources/electricity.html
  • IEA:http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/name,39940,en.html
  • IEA:http://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/name,39940,en.html
  • DOE: http://buildingsdatabook.eren.doe.gov/TableView.aspx?table=1.1.9IEA:http://www.iea.org/aboutus/faqs/energyefficiency/(Not used)EPA: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/sources/electricity.html
  • DOE: http://buildingsdatabook.eren.doe.gov/TableView.aspx?table=1.1.9IEA:http://www.iea.org/aboutus/faqs/energyefficiency/(Not used)EPA: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/sources/electricity.html
  • Is Your City Energy Efficient?

    1. The Most Efficient Cities in the U.S.
    2. City Energy Efficiency Scorecard • First ranking of its kind • 34 of most populous U.S. cities • Represent over 12.4% of U.S. population
    3. How were cities scored?
    4. 2013 Rankings
    5. By the Numbers • Boston ranked #1 with 76.75/100 points • Followed by – Portland, OR (70) – NYC (69.75) – San Francisco (69.75) – Seattle (65.25) – Austin (62)The Green Monster
    6. What drives efficiency?
    7. Building Efficiency • “Buildings consume 74% of nation’s electricity.” – DOE • “and 32% of world’s total energy.” – IEA
    8. Building Policies (29 points) Bottom 5 Cities 34. Charlotte (3) 33. El Paso (3) 32. Jacksonville (3.5) 31. Indianapolis (3.5) 30. Memphis (4.5) Top 5 Cities 1. Seattle (22.5) 2. NYC (22) 3. Boston (21.5) 4. Austin (21.5) 5. Wash., DC (21)
    9. Utilities • Nation’s largest urban solar power plant • 41-acre site • Uses 32,292 panels • Powers 1,500 homes each year • Lifted Chicago to 9th place in Energy category Exelon Solar City Chicago, Illinois
    10. Transportation “International cities could save $70 trillion in transportation costs by introducing efficiency measures between now and 2050.” – A Tale of Renewed Cities, IEA
    11. Utilities & Transportation (46 points) Bottom 5 Cities 34. Jacksonville (8.25) 33. Detroit (9) 32. Tampa (10.75) 31. Memphis (12) 30. Charlotte (12.5) Top 5 Cities 1. Boston (34.75) 2. Portland, OR (34.25) 3. San Francisco(31.75) 4. Minneapolis (28.75) 5. NYC (28.25)
    12. What will drive future efficiency gains?
    13. Areas to Improve • Local governments can: – adopt efficiency goals – track progress – improve in key areas (energy & transportation) – promote efficiency with local utilities
    14. Do Your Part! • Adopt energy-friendly practices at home: – switch to LED lights – adjust your thermostat – upgrade to high- efficiency appliances, windows – conserve water
    15. The Future Is Made in America Domestic manufacturing is poised to once again become the investment driver of the world, and all because of one disruptive technology! To uncover companies that will become world leaders tomorrow, be sure to read about these three disruptive emerging companies!

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