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Residential Network member Arlington County (VA) launched an Energy Lending Library on Earth Day that engaged residents and identified energy- and money-saving opportunities. Anyone with an Arlington Public Library card can check out thermal cameras, electricity usage monitors, self-help books about residential energy efficiency, and, soon, light-emitting diode (LED) bulb samplers.

“The thermal cameras were all checked out almost immediately, and we are looking to add more,” said Rich Dooley, community energy coordinator at the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy.

The Energy Lending Library is the latest step in achieving the goals of Arlington’s Community Energy Plan, adopted in 2013 to ensure reliable and affordable energy supplies and demonstrate the county’s long-term commitment to environmental responsibility.

Read more about the Energy Lending Library.