Ways to Green Your Home and Save $$$ in Greater Vancouver (Part 3 of 3)
1 Fix leaks. Fix leaking taps
One drop per second equals 7,000 litres of water wasted per year.
2 Install a filter
Stop buying costly bottled water which adds to the landfill.
3 Change your light bulbs
Lighting accounts for 15% of your energy bill. Replace old bulbs with ENERGY STAR rated bulbs.
4 Motion detector lights
Turn lights off outside when not in use.
5 Keep it dark
Light pollution is an increasing problem. Turn off outdoor lights to save energy and encourage night life such as bats and frogs. A single bat can eat tens of thousands of mosquitoes nightly. If you have safety concerns, use motion detector lights – which come on, only as needed.
6 Holiday lights
Use LED lights.
Source: Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver
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