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Data: Energy Star; Note: MTCO2e indicates metric tons of CO2-equivalent; Table: Connor Rothschild/Axios

EPA is out with its latest tally of buildings certified through the Energy Star efficiency program it runs with the Energy Department.

Why it matters: Commercial and multifamily buildings are a big source of energy demand and carbon emissions. The chart above shows the ranking of large cities, and this page has more about those, and smaller cities, too.

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Salesforce says it has reached net-zero emissions

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Salesforce, the customer relations management company that many readers may know for its Slack software, announced it has achieved net-zero emissions throughout its value chain.

Driving the news: This includes the energy used by its customers, it says.

First look: Real estate firms invest $140 million in climate tech

Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Large real estate companies are putting $140 million into a climate tech fund that aims to help decarbonize the sector, according to an announcement Monday morning from the venture firm Fifth Wall.

Why it matters: The funding round, which includes some of the largest players in the industry, signals growing momentum toward backing new technologies needed to slash carbon emissions to net-zero by midcentury and achieve negative emissions thereafter.

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Facebook changes corporate name to Meta

Screen shot of CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company's "Connect" virtual event

CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said the social media giant is renaming its company Meta.

Why it matters: The effort is meant to shift its image from a social media platform to a “metaverse” company that focuses on building virtual work and social communities.