Environmental Protection Agency says D.C. is No. 1 in green

Less than a month after the U.S. Green Building Council gave Washington, D.C. top honors for green building, the Environmental Protection Agency has named the D.C. the top green city.

The EPA names the District the nation's leading EPA Green Power Community. It says the D.C. government, businesses, institutions and residents are purchasing nearly 756 million kilowatt-hours of green power a year — enough to meet 8 percent of the city's total electric use.

District leaders have set a goal of increasing green power use to 10 percent by Aug. 31.

Read more in the Washington Business Journal.

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