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Arlington businesses ended a yearlong competition in reducing energy use.
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Arlington businesses ended a yearlong competition in reducing energy use.

This week Arlington celebrated the conclusion of a yearlong competition in "greening," a local effort by businesses to reduce energy use.

The Green Games competition challenged businesses and property managers to reduce energy and water use, improve recycling, and make other environmentally friendly changes. More than 100 offices and buildings participated, representing one-third of Arlington's total office space.

Collectively, they saved $2 million and prevented 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide from being released. Actions that reduced energy ranged from setting printers to default and double-sided printing to conducting energy and waste audits.

The success of Green Games has inspired two other versions for retail stores and restaurants. Those competitions will kick off this summer.

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