Computer equipment and residential electronics represent 15 percent of the energy that residents consume worldwide, and that number is expected to triple over the next couple of decades unless steps are taken to improve energy efficiency. After computers, services such as lighting, air conditioning, electric heating, andlarge appliances are the next biggest culprits. Steps can be taken to make your building more energy-savvy, from turning off all electronics and lights when they’re not in use to taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and improving insulation in order to reduce heating costs. Check out the infographic after the break for more tips on how to increase the energy efficiency of your home or office building.

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