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Yesterday, the EPA announced that the nation’s Capitol has dethroned Los Angeles at the top of their 7th annual Best Cities list with 480 super efficient, Energy Star certified buildings.

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen “Washington” and “efficient” in the same sentence. But when it comes to energy efficient buildings, D.C. is leading the way for efficient cities. The surprise outcome proves once and for all that it doesn’t take an act of Congress to go green.

The EPA also announced that the total number of Energy Star buildings nationwide now exceeds 25,000. In addition to eliminating the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions of about 2.4 million homes annually, those buildings have combined for $3.4 billion in savings on utility bills and electricity costs.

The full 2014 best cities list is below. See if your city made the cut. If not, it’s time to start asking why.

Washington, DC - 480 Energy Star buildings

Los Angeles - 475 Energy Star buildings

Atlanta - 328 Energy Star buildings

New York - 299 Energy Star buildings

San Francisco - 292 Energy Star buildings

Chicago - 251 Energy Star buildings

Dallas-Fort Worth - 248 Energy Star buildings

Houston **- **235 Energy Star buildings

Denver - 195 Energy Star buildings

Boston - 176 Energy Star buildings

Phoenix - 165 Energy Star buildings

Philadelphia - 158 Energy Star buildings

Seattle - 149 Energy Star buildings

Riverside, CA - 127 Energy Star buildings

Minneapolis-St. Paul - 122 Energy Star buildings

Charlotte - 95 Energy Star buildings

San Diego - 92 Energy Star buildings

Miami - 90 Energy Star buildings

Sacramento - 89 Energy Star buildings

Virginia Beach - 81 Energy Star buildings

Detroit - 80 Energy Star buildings

San Jose - 70 Energy Star buildings

Austin - 65 Energy Star buildings

Portland, OR - 65 Energy Star buildings

Louisville - 59 Energy Star buildings

Tampa - 59 Energy Star buildings

Salt Lake City - 55 Energy Star buildings

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