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Water-saving showerheads and faucets
Installing low-flow showerheads and faucets aerators can save up to 230 kg (500 lbs) of carbon per person per year.

Energy-saving light bulbs
Energy-saving light bulbs are more expensive to buy but decrease the cost of electricity over their life span. They also last up to ten times longer than ordinary light bulbs. Even better are LED flashlights: they last about 100,000 hours.

Using five energy-saving light bulbs instead of five regular incandescent bulbs for one hour a day produces 50 kg (110 lbs) less carbon per year.

Energy efficiency class A + (ENERGY STAR) for household appliances
Compare also the energy consumption among A+ (ENERGY STAR) graded appliances since it can vary.

Energy-efficient computer monitors
Replace your old computer monitor with a more energy-efficient LCD screen. If you use your monitor up to eight hours a day, you can save up to 100,000 W in one year.

Green electricity
With green electricity you can save up to 520 kg (1,150 lbs) carbon per household per year.

Solar panels
Maybe it's worth fitting solar panels on the roof of your house?

Double-glazed windows
Wooden-framed double-glazed units with low-emission glass and filled with argon gas can save more than 70% of the energy previously lost.

A good home insulation is one of the most effective ways to reduce carbon emissions and to save energy in the long term. The heat loss through walls, roof, and floor commonly accounts for over 50% of overall space heat loss. Insulate your hot water tanks, the pipes of your central heating as well as your wall cavities and fit aluminium foil behind your radiators.

Low-energy car
When purchasing a new car consider its fuel efficiency.


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