Tips

Use recycled or recyclable materials if you are remodelling or building a home. If possible, salvage materials during the deconstruction process for recycling or reuse purposes.
The materials you use for your roof makes a big difference on insulation of your building. Green roofs can help to cool off your building during summers and cut down on air-conditioning use.
Use a digital camera instead of an old-fashioned film-developing one. Millions of films that contain hazardous chemicals are developed each year and disposed of, contributing to landfill waste.
The greenest homes are ones that are just right in size. Maximizing the use of space rather than spreading outwards in construction can reduce the impact of the built environment both during construction and operation phases.
Add in daylighting, passive solar and renewable energy elements in the home design and building process to reduce dependency on electricity generated from coal.
Did you know that on average, 85% of the energy your computer uses is wasted on idling? Here is a tip on how to use your computer more efficiently: Unplug your computer (even if it's shut down) and cut a small, yet meaningful, amount of energy...
Request e-statements for your bills instead of getting them sent in the mail to cut down on paper waste and energy necessary for transportation of mail.
To eliminate on CD waste, download your music (legally) online and transfer it to your mp3 player or iPod.
We can all attest that computers make our lives easier. Unfortunately, the IT industry accounts for about 2% of carbon emissions worldwide, making it not so easy on the environment. To reduce your impact on the environment in the computer arena:...
Did you know that on average, 85% of the energy your computer uses is wasted on idling? Here is a tip on how to use your computer more efficiently: Shut it down when you don't need it for more than hour or two or during the night.
Did you know that on average, 85% of the energy your computer uses is wasted on idling? Here is a tip on how to use your computer more efficiently: Set your computer to power-saving mode whenever you don't need it. This could save you 60 to 70 %...
Next time you're looking to upgrade your computer, choose a laptop instead of a conventional desktop computer. On average, a laptop computer uses a mere 15 to 25 watts compared to regular desktop computer, which uses 150 watts of electricity, and...

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