Atlanta, by the Numbers
Atlanta's been making the rounds on quite a few rankings recently. Our best showing was No. 3 on the EPA's sixth annual list of the 25 US metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star-certified buildings—that's 318 buildings totaling 70M SF saving more than $53M in energy costs annually, only to be outdone by LA and DC. (Though we've got to work a bit on the air pollution, coming in at No. 18 on the American Lung Association's list of cities with the most year-round particle pollution—but we've beat No. 3 LA in that department.) We've also earned a respectable spot (No. 36) on the A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index, jumping three places from last year and just edging out Houston. Last, but not least, we're one of the least nerdiest states in the nation, coming at No. 48 in the nation for folks interested in the likes of Star Trek, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Dungeons & Dragons, according to blog Estately.