Twice a year, Arlington County Board awards 'Fresh AIRE Business Champion' and 'SAVR- Saving Arlington's Valuable Resources' to encourage implementation of green policies and practices. If we look at the composition of companies that made up the list, they're both large and small companies. This is very encouraging.
While AIRE program pushes businesses for reduction of their energy consumption and energy efficiencies. The benefit for businesses is about controlling costs that comes with good returns. SAVR awards companies for recycling programs.
The companies that made the 2009 list of Fresh AIRE (Arlington Initiative to Reduce Emission) winners with the exception of Java Shack for its purchase of green power, the rest of the businesses divided between Energy Star and LEED labeled. A few of the companies on the list, includes..
On the recycling side these three companies - Java Shack, EnviroCab, Two Liberty Center and Quicy Street Station - are awarded for implementing environmentally-friendly practices such as composting, reuse, reducing paper waste, and conducting waste audit.
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