Published on October 9th, 2012 | by Charis Michelsen11
Energy Efficiency Infographic — Save Money, Save the World
This is why you should care about energy efficiency: a lot of us look at our utility bills every month with a sense of trepidation (or I do, anyway), but the price we pay for having all the resources we want piped right through our walls is, well, literally the price we pay. There’s also the small matter of the dwindling finite resources that will run out one day and trigger the zombie apocalypse. Okay, maybe not the zombie apocalypse, but the dominant social structures could very well implode.
That having been said, an excellent way to stave off social implosion is to use less. Less of everything. The majority of energy usage occurs in residential homes, which means that even little things like LED light bulbs can make a big difference if enough people are on board.
Here’s a neat little infographic summarizing national levels of energy efficiency and CO2 emissions, along with a list of ways to make your home more energy efficient (click on the image or on the link above to see a larger version):