Based on nine factors, such as walking commuters, Austin generated a score of 53.5 on the study's index compared with the No. 1 city, Honolulu, which scored an 83.6.
Ten percent of Austin’s commuters carpool, and just 3 percent of them walk to work versus Honolulu carpoolers of 13 percent and walking commuters of 9 percent.
The number of Austin residential buildings with solar heating per 10,000 was listed as 2.8 compared with 101.9 in Honolulu.
Irving, at number 20, was the only other Texas city to crack the top 25, generating an overall score of 51.2.
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