Simple practices can help use less water and energy. Turning off lights and unplugging outlets are effective practices, but additional action like moderating heating and air condition can have a greater impact. Emory recommends keeping the thermostat between 68° in the summer and 76°in the winter. Wear a sweater if it’s cold or open a window if it’s warm!
To save water you can install low flow showerheads and toilets or try to use less water with the equipment you have! Turning off the faucet when brushing teeth, taking shorter showers, or turning off the water when you wash can be simple, everyday practice to limit water use. Visit Atlanta’s Better Building Challenge to learn more, and to participate in the challenge!