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Southern California is falling short on sustainability. According to a recent survey of the most sustainably powered cities in the US from Yardi, Los Angeles ranks 13th and San Diego ranks 14th for sustainability. Other major West Coast hubs, however, took the top positions, with San Francisco ranking number one in the nation, followed by Seattle, Oakland and Portland, which held the fourth position. Smaller Southern California markets like Orange County and the Inland Empire did not make the list of the top 40 most sustainably powered cities in the nation.

“The other West Coast cities had high scores across the board, plus the ATEE bonus points,” Adel Dobriban of Yardi Commercial Café, tells GlobeSt.com. “Los Angeles and San Diego scored lower because of how much fossil fuels they still use, especially L.A. L.A. scored a perfect 10 for EV stations, bike lanes and walkability, which are all green practices, but in terms of fossil fuels and carbon emissions, the new trend for solar energy and wind energy, L.A. isn’t doing great. San Diego, on the other hand, had a perfect score for the coal indicator, nuclear indicator and solar indicator.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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