Hints and tips

Reduce energy consumption

Every little helps:

  1. Turn off your PC, both the computer and the monitor, when not in use.
  2. Turn off other appliances when not in use, especially over holidays.
  3. If you are in a flat or house where you have control over your heating system do not overheat buildings and rooms. Be aware that turning the thermostat up higher will not warm the room quicker.
  4. On warm days open windows and pull curtains closed when you are in during the day.
  5. Do not overfill the kettle. Boil water with the pan’s lid on. Both of these changes will save you time as well as saving energy and reducing moisture in the air (which can lead to mould).
  6. You wouldn’t leave a room with the tap running so, turn off the lights when you leave.
  7. Choose sustainable travel options.

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Reduce water consumption

Every little helps:

  1. Report dripping taps.
  2. Report any leaks or suspected leaks.
  3. Don’t wash utensils, cups or vegetables under running taps.
  4. Try not to leave the tap running when you are cleaning your teeth.
  5. Consider having a shower rather than a bath.