A news release from Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx’s office today says the Charlotte metro region has moved from 17th to 14th for the number of Energy Star-certified buildings. Click here for a link to the list of the top 25 metro regions. The Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metro area (Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg, Union and York counties) has 133 Energy Star-certified buildings, according to the news release. It's tied with Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Note, the Energy Star certification is not the same as LEED certification. The registry for LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design) shows 87 LEED-certified projects in Charlotte. Click here for the list, which can be filtered according to state and city. Note, some buildings are counted as several different projects.
Here's the news release from Foxx's office: