Hampton Roads lands on list for energy efficiency

When the federal government publishes its list of Energy Star cities each year, municipalities in Hampton Roads are typically nowhere to be found. But not this year.

For the first time, the region cracked Top 25 in the list of metropolitan areas with the most energy-efficient buildings, as tracked and reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Hampton Roads barely made it, coming in at No. 25, behind Riverside, Calif. Still, local officials were enthused by the announcement this week and say they expect to climb higher in coming years, now knowing the keys to higher scores.

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