Bristol has been shortlisted to the final three in the race to find Europe's Green Capital, treehugger.com reports.
The city's green energy drive has seen numerous homes renovated sustainably, potentially making them easier for Bristol estate agents in the area to sell as well as lowering energy bills.
Now, Bristol has found itself shortlisted in the top three cities in Europe to be classified as the Green Capital for 2014.
An earlier shortlist saw Bristol fend off tough competition from European capital cities such as Paris, Brussels and Vienna. The final three now comprises of Bristol, Copenhagen and Frankfurt. The winner will be announced in June.
Whilst cities such as Copenhagen and Frankfurt have established tram services offering eco-friendly transport links around the cities, Bristol is hoping the £250 million of government funding it has secured will boost bus links around the city, giving it the green credentials needed to take the title.
If Bristol is successful, its title could attract investment into the city, encouraging economic growth.
Speaking to thisisbristol.co.uk of the accolade, council leader Barbara Janke explained: "There is no doubt the competition will be tough, but Bristol's record is strong.
"We have demonstrated real advances through our many partnerships with individuals and community groups, businesses and other public agencies."