3 key tips to combat climate change

Posted at 5:00 AM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 01:52:48-04

ABC15 is taking action against climate change by shining a spotlight on the current situation and what you can do to help.

That includes upgrades to your home to save energy, electricity, and emissions.

The United States Green Building Council states that building consume 30% of energy in the country.

Here in the Valley, there is a push for more companies to build environmentally friendly developments.

In fact, 600 buildings are certified by the council for being made from natural materials, being energy-efficient, and cutting down the impact to the environment.

These buildings include energy efficient air conditioners and lighting that uses less electricity while putting off less heat.

There is also a focus on water conservation. These buildings use very little water and recycles waste water.

Even if you have an old home, you can make small changes that are cheap and good for the planet. That includes replacing old lightbulbs with LED or CFL bulbs.

They use less energy, last longer, and can reduce your electricity bill.

You can also check the seals on your doors and windows to make sure there are no gaps allowing cool air out.

Another easy fix is switching out your old showerhead, faucet, or toilet for a low-flow option.