An energy-smart clothes
washer can save more
water in one year than
one person drinks in an
entire lifetime.
An automatic dishwasher uses less
hot water than doing dishes by
hand --an average of six gallons
less, or more than 2,000 gallons
per year.
An American family of four
uses up to 260 gallons of
water in the home per day.
America uses about 15
times more energy per
person than the typical
developing country.
A heavy coat of dust on
a light bulb can block
up to half of the light.
A crack as small as 1/16th of an
inch around a window frame can
let in as much cold air as leaving
the window open three inches.
A compact fluorescent light
bulb uses 75 percent less
energy than a regular bulb
and it can last up to four
Every year, more than $13 billion
worth of energy leaks from houses
through small holes and cracks.
That's more than $150 per family.
Office buildings use
approximately 19 percent of
all energy consumed in the
United States.
The Massachusetts Department of
Environmental Protection
estimates that Massachusetts’
businesses threw away 1.6
million tons of paper in 2006, at a
cost of $100 million for disposal.
In a lifetime, the average American will
throw away 600 times his or her
adult weight in garbage. This means
that each adult will leave a legacy of
90,000 pounds of trash for his or her
(or other people's) children.
A hot water faucet that
leaks one drop per second
can add up to 165 gallons
a month. That's more than
one person uses in two