Portland drops to No. 23 on Energy Star city list

Portland ranks 22nd on the 2011 roster of cities with the most Energy Star-rated buildings.

Portland ranks 22nd on the 2011 roster of cities with the most Energy Star-rated buildings.

Portland dropped from No. 15 to No. 24 on the U.S. Department of Energy's annual ranking of cities with the most Energy Star-certified buildings.

The 2011 ranking released this week, reflects a growing national movement toward building energy efficiency, the main attribute measured by the Energy Star certification.

Portland dropped from 12th to 15th on the 2010 ranking.

Portland saw 81 new buildings earning an Energy Star designation in 2011, compared to 114 in 2010.

Topping the list for the fourth year in a row was Los Angeles with 659 buildings certified in 2011.

Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago and San Francisco filled out the top five.

Seattle retained a No. 16 ranking, the same it received in 2010.

The DOE estimates that Portland saw a collective energy savings of $10 million from its Energy Star-certified buildings in 2010.

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