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Kentucky cities honored for saving costs on energy

Recognized for having ENERGY STAR buildings

FRANKFORT, Ky.  (March 31, 2015) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet announced that three Kentucky cities have been recognized on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 top cities list for ENERGY STAR buildings.

energyLouisville, which ranked 25th last year, ranked 24th this year among cities with the nation’s most ENERGY STAR buildings, with 59.

Elizabethtown and Fort Knox were recognized with a fourth place ranking with 21 buildings, while Bowling Green placed fifth with 20 buildings in the small cities category. Those 41 buildings saved $3.1 million in energy costs in 2014.

The Louisville buildings saved more than $3 million in energy costs, equivalent to the electricity used by 2,800 homes in one year.

The 59 buildings in Louisville have saved nearly $3.4 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions, equal to the emissions from the annual electricity use of nearly 2.4 million homes.