Conserving energy when it's 95 degrees outside is no easy task. This infographic shows the potential impact of strategic changes.
A study published by researchers at the University of Cambridge earlier this year found that global energy consumption could be reduced by a whopping 74 percent through simple behavioral changes and home upgrades like triple-glazing windows, installing thicker insulation, using saucepan lids when cooking on the stove top, eliminating hot-water tanks and reducing the set temperature of washing machines and dishwashers (NewScientist).
The infographic below is a handy guide to the Do's and Don'ts of energy efficiency, both at home and while on the go. With just these five steps, think about how much energy (and money) you could save!
Don't forget to share your own tips for staying cool and energy efficient in the comments!
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