NerdWallet: Austin No. 13 for 'green' U.S. citiesNerdWallet: Austin No. 13 for 'green' U.S. citieshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=12142015-04-23T07:04:00Z2015-04-23T00:00:00Z

AUSTIN - San Francisco-based NerdWallet Inc. has released a list of the U.S.’ most environmentally friendly cities, with Austin coming in at No. 13.

Based on nine factors such as walking commuters, Austin generated a score of 53.5 compared with the No. 1 city, Honolulu, Hawaii, which scored 83.6. No. 2, Washington, D.C., scored 64.3, and No. 3, Arlington, Virginia, scored 62.8.

Irving, the only other Texas city in the top 25, generated an overall score of 51.2 and a ranking of No. 20.

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, according to the report.

The number of Austin residential buildings with solar heating per 10,000 was listed as 2.8 compared with 101.9 in Honolulu.

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