**Note: this program has been discontinued **
I’ve written a lot about energy efficiency and how to achieve it in a logical way. Now Scotiabank, in conjunction with the Sustainable Housing Foundation, has launched an Energy Calculator that tells you which energy efficiency upgrades you can make that will give you the fastest and biggest payoff. I’ve already used it, and according to the calculator, the three best improvements I can make are switching out most of the rest of my lightbulbs from incandescents to LEDs or CFLs, installing a programmable thermostat, and upgrading our furnace. Try it out for yourself and see what you think.
After you’ve checked out the energy calculator, check out the rest of the Ecoliving website. It’s full of great suggestions and ideas for lightening your environmental footprint.