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Take that, L.A.: For the first time, D.C. has topped the five-year leader in energy-efficient buildings to take the Energy Star crown.

The Energy Star program, launched by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1999, rewards energy-efficient commercial buildings, which on average use 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and have carbon emissions that are 35 percent lower. The EPA has given the rating to more than 25,000 buildings across the country.

Since 2009, the EPA has ranked metropolitan areas by the number of Energy Star buildings they have. Every year, Los Angeles has come out on top.

This year, L.A.’s reign came to an end. The D.C. area is now the national leader, with 480 Energy Star buildings, topping L.A.’s 475 and third-place Atlanta’s 328.

Here’s the full list of the top 50 metro areas:

Rank     Metro Area            2014 Building Count

1          Washington, DC            480

2          Los Angeles                  475

3          Atlanta                          328

4          New York                      299

5          San Francisco               292

6          Chicago                        251

7          Dallas-Fort Worth          248

8          Houston                        235

9          Denver                          195

10         Boston                         176

11         Phoenix                        165

12         Philadelphia                  158

13         Seattle                          149

14         Riverside, Calif.             127

15         Minneapolis-St. Paul      122

16         Charlotte                       95

17         San Diego                    92

18         Miami                           90

19         Sacramento                  89

20         Virginia Beach               81

21         Detroit                          80

22         San Jose                      70

23         Austin                           65

23         Portland, Ore.               65

24         Louisville                      59

24         Tampa                          59

25         Salt Lake City                55

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