Houston

Williams Tower. This Houston skyline giant, built in 1983, spans 1.6 million sq. feet.Photo: Wikipedia Commons. 133 ENERGY STAR–labeled buildings in 2009; $73.9 million in cost savings.

Tall, southern stranger shines a light for love
I’ve always been a bit of a romantic, towering above the other buildings, shining my iconic searchlight on Houston’s lovers.

I earned my ENERGY STAR and LEED Gold certification thanks to a computerized building management system, lighting upgrades, and zone by zone cooling.

In fact, my annual greenhouse gas reductions are the rough equivalent of removing 2,125 cars from the road. Hot!

Have I won you over yet?