Choose native plants for landscaping. Use light colours for your roofing to reflect heat.
Use water efficient showerheads and toilets – they perform just as well and cut back on water usage. Install aerators to the end of your taps, this will reduce the amount of water you use. Install a rainwater harvesting system, take advantage of the free rain.
Use low, or no-V.O.C. paints. Reduce the amount of carpet in your house – carpet traps dust and allergens.
Don’t open the oven while cooking. Always match the size of the burner with the size of the pan. Turn off the oven during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Only run full loads in the dishwasher.
Ensure your doors are well sealed. Replace traditional incandescent light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent’s to save an average of $40 during the lifespan of the bulb. Clean your light fixtures to increase lighting efficiency by 20%.
Use dimmer switches. Install sensor lights. Install double-glazed windows. Install a solar photovoltaic power system (solar panels) on your home. Install a wind power system. Install solar water heating.