Austin is in a six-way tie with Dallas, Fort Worth, Nashville, Tucson and Washington, D.C. for the No. 17 spot on a list that ranks the “greenest cities” in the United States.

The ranking by Corporate Knights, a Canadian research and media company covering what officials there call “clean capitalism,” worked with Tufts University Professor Kent E. Portney to determine which American cities had the most supportive policies for sustainability.

Portland, Seattle and San Francisco tied for first place.

At Zbranek & Holt Custom Homes we are committed to assisting our clients build the most energy efficient custom home possible.

Our Team of Project Managers not only include 6 Master Builders, but 6 Certified Green Building Professionals and 2 Master Green Building Professionals. All of these are national certifications issued by the National Home Builders Association after extensive training and continued education.

Steve Zbranek, 2-Time National Master Builder of the Year is available to answer your questions on Green Building a custom home at 512-261-0344 or